Veterans Cemetery in Middle of Major Lawsuit

Omaha, NE.—Eastern Nebraska’s only veterans cemetery is in the middle of a million dollar lawsuit.

The court case involves the Omaha National Cemetery, which opened in 2016 just south of Omaha.

An Iowa concrete company says it has only been paid $2 million for $3 million dollars of work. Named in the lawsuit is a Chicago construction company and the project’s insurer.

The Iowa firm says it entered into a 2014 contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs to furnish materials and provide labor for the 236-acre Sarpy County project.

The cemetery is expected to serve the burial needs of 112,000 veterans over the next 100 years.

The only other veterans cemetery in Nebraska is the McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Neb just east of North Platte.

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