Spanish Fort Alabama

A new veteran's cemetery to be owned and operated by the state will be dedicated in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday in Spanish Fort.

Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner retired Rear Admiral W. Clyde Marsh said it was appropriate that the cemetery is being dedicated on Pearl Harbor Day.

It's the first veteran's cemetery owned and operated by the state of Alabama.

The cemetery's first phase covers 22.8 acres and will include an administration building, maintenance facility, committal shelter and memorial walk.