(Fargo, ND) -- A member of the Fargo Honor Guard says the group is moving forward in their efforts to build a private use facility at the Fargo National Cemetery.
"We want a private use facility out there for the veterans and more importantly the veteran's families. There's no facilities out there. You know the prairie it's beautiful but on days like today it's cold and we just want somewhere where the families can go and warm up and get out of the elements," said Honor Guard spokesman Tom Krabbenhoft.
Krabbenhoft says progress is being made in planning for the new facility, and credits the recent involvement in the project of Senator John Hoeven and Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney.
Last year, the project hit a snag over opposing views on whether to install vault toilets at the cemetery.
"We just want to offer them a place where they can have a little bit more time to mourn their loved ones and for the family to get together and maybe say a few words and just remember them properly," said Krabbenhoft.
Krabbbenhoft did not provide details on a timeline for the project, while appearing on "What's on Your Mind".