The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is getting a little gayer next week

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By Jorge Rivas
May 14, 2015

The first federally approved monument for LGBT veterans to be erected at a national cemetery will include a pink granite triangle along with the service seals of the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines.

The monument will be erected at the the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois, about an hour drive south of Chicago.

The marker will include an etching that reads: “Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have served honorably and admirably in America’s armed forces. In their memory and appreciation of their selfless service and sacrifice this monument was dedicated.”

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