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Black veterans group to restore second Louisville cemetery

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Members of the Kentucky chapter of the National Association of Black Veterans Members of the Kentucky chapter of the National Association of Black Veterans
Irvin Lyons Jr. Irvin Lyons Jr.
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A veterans group, already restoring one centuries-old Louisville cemetery, is making plans to restore another one.

The Kentucky chapter of the National Association of Black Veterans (NABVETS) started a restoration project earlier in the spring at the Petersburg-Newburg Cemetery, which dates to the 1800s. Nearly 100 African-American veterans are laid to rest there.

The organization partnered with Evans Monument Company to restore some of the worn down headstones.

Now, a spokesman for the National Association of Black Veterans says the organization will start a restoration project at Greenwood Cemetery in Louisville's Chickasaw neighborhood. The cemetery has seen its share of problems.

"These soldiers have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and I think they deserve better," said Irvin Lyons Jr. of NABVETS.

The National Association of Black Veterans received a grant from the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs to perform the restoration work.

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