On a Monday night in Live Oak’s grange hall, Seth Smith stands before a room full of veterans sitting in folding chairs. They range in age and distance traveled to get here. Some are local. Others drove three to four hours.
Since the day it opened last year, the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery has been a cemetery that lacked in-ground burials. Right now, it only has space for cremated remains. But that will change with a new infusion of funds.