America`s first national cemetery is expanding. It`s located in Fort Scott Kansas. Back in 1992 local veterans received word that U.S. National Cemetery #1 was running out of burial space and would be closed to new burials by 2003. But fort Scott`s local veterans raised money and donated 10 acres they bought for a cemetery expansion. The construction began last September and it is expected to be finished this spring. Congress allocated $2-million dollars toward development of the site. It`s a $1.8 million dollar project, which will add over 3,000 new burial sites.