Kudos to officials?pursuing cemetery

Hats off to John Abraham and the Lancaster Town Board members for fighting to bring a regional veterans cemetery to Western New York. They stepped up and did what was right after Town Supervisor Dino Fudoli rescinded Lancaster's application. Once again, Lancaster is in the running to have the honor of a Veterans National Cemetery in town.

When my father, a World War II veteran (awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart), died in 1999, our family debated whether to bury Dad at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. We ultimately decided not to because we wanted his grave site closer to home. If a veterans cemetery had been in a nearby town like Lancaster, I'm sure my father would be resting there, in that place of honor, now.

I urge Lancaster Town Board members to keep up the fight. If they are successful, it will be a win-win-win for the departed veterans, their families and Western New York.

Peter J. Meyers