Legislation to double the size of Black Hills National Cemetery is on its way to President Trump's desk.

It would transfer 200 acres of federal land to expand the cemetery outside Sturgis.

Rep. Kristi Noem, who introduced the bill, said the President's approval will ensure veterans for generations to come receive the distinguished and peaceful resting place they deserve.

"The fact that the Black Hills National Cemetery needs room to grow is a testament to the astounding number of South Dakota patriots who have answered the call to serve," she said.

About 29,000 veterans and their loved ones are buried at the cemetery, which opened in 1948.

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