New national cemetery under construction near Colorado Springs
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- From above, it is still a work in progress. But soon, a barren field east of Colorado Springs, in the shadow of Colorado's most famous mountain, will be the pristine final resting place for nearly 200,000 heroes and their loved ones. "There's a lot of military presence here, a lot of veterans, and they've been waiting for this national cemetery for a long time," said Paul LaGrange , cemetery director for Colorado's newest Veteran's Administration cemetery called Pike's Peak National Cemetery.