Posted at: 10/15/2013 2:05 PM
Updated at: 10/16/2013 9:12 AM

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Fillmore County Hands Over Ownership of Land for Military Cemetery


Fillmore County: Military Cemetery Land Ceremony

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(ABC 6 News) - Fillmore County has officially passed ownership of 170 acres to a group that plans on turning it into the area's newest military cemetery.

ABC 6 News reporter Katie Eldred says the courtroom inside the Fillmore County Courthouse was packed with nearly 50 people... most of them veterans.

She says it was an emotional moment for many of them, some quietly shedding tears during the ceremony.

The hope is they'll be able to break ground, on the property in Preston, during the first week of November. 

More tonight on ABC 6 News at 5 and 6.