Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Praises Irvine Leaders for Veterans Cemetery Action

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Orange County, California - Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, (D - Orange County) issued the following statement in response to the Irvine City Council’s vote on Tuesday, April 4 in favor of making a $38 million commitment to building a cemetery for military veterans at the Orange County Great Park.

"The City of Irvine deserves high praise for making a $38 million commitment to a veteran's cemetery. This is a major step forward in finally bringing a fitting resting place for our local servicemen and servicewomen who gave so much their country and our freedoms.”

In 2014, Quirk-Silva authored the legislation (AB1453) that set in motion the State and Federal approval of plans that will lead to the construction of the veteran cemetery.

“There is still more work to be done to see this through,” said Quirk-Silva. “I will continue to push the state to do its part on the project."

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Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk represents the 65th Assembly District, which includes the Orange County communities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, Garden Grove, La Palma, and Stanton.