28 May 2010

American Samoa cemetery to be restored after tsunami

2:16 pm on 28 May 2010

A Connecticut-based company has been give 160,000 US dollars to restore American Samoa's Satala cemetery.

Last September's earthquake and tsunami damaged several memorials and washed away graves at the cemetery.

It dates back to 1900 and is listed on the US National Register of Historical Places.

Most of the funds for the restoration are from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.