Several leaders from the local Muslim community have made a request to Garden City officials that a section of Valley View Cemetery be dedicated to members of their monotheistic faith.

Leaders from the Burmese, Somali and Ethiopian communities presented a letter to City Commissioner Nancy Harness during a Saturday meeting of the Coalition of Ethnic Minorities detailing their request to create a burial ground that is separate from the rest of the cemetery by either a fence or other structure around the designated ground.

The leaders, who identified the number of Muslims in Garden City at about 500 and also represent Arab and Eritrean families, said they are exploring their options at this time for burial grounds in the area.

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