Makawao Veterans Cemtery to be refurbished by BCP Construction….

More than 1,500 gravesites at Makawao Veterans Cemetery will be refurbished and brought up to national veterans cemetery standards in a yearlong project expected to begin later this month, a state veterans official said.

The $1.1 million grave restoration project, recently awarded to BCP Construction of Hawaii, involves raising, realigning and cleaning headstones and resodding gravesites, said Ronald P. Han Jr., the director of Hawaii State Veterans Services.

The project, which follows a similar two-year restoration program at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on Oahu, will follow Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration standards and “realigns the graves, makes them straight and orderly,” Han said.