HOUSE BILL NO. 573
AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE DELAWARE COMMISSION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS '10 ESTABLISH. MAINTAIN AND OPERATE A SECOND DELAWARE VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERY TO BE LOCATED IN SUSSEX COUNTY ON LAND OWNED BY TIIE STATE OF DELAWARE, SAID LAND TO BE DEEDED TO THE COMMISSION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES ON LAND PRESENTLY A PART 01' THE STOCKLEY CENTER, LOCATED NEAR MILLSBORO. DELAWARE.
WHEREAS. on June 9, 1983. the State of Delaware authorized the establishment of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery based on a detailed feasibility report done by the Adjutant General: and
WHEREAS. the Department of State. along with the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs selected site in New Castle County inlands near Summit Bridge along the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal; and
WHEREAS, there is a growing need for a second Veterans Memorial Cemetery. particularly in Sussex County where the Department of Health and Social Services have expressed the desire ()I' deeding IOU plus acres for the purpose of establishing a Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1 The Department of state, with the approval of the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs is hereby authorized and directed to proceed for the establishment of a second Veterans Memorial Cemetery to be located on the grounds of the Stockley Center near Millsboro, Delaware.
Approved July 26, 1996