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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - The Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is running out of space.

St. Louis County is scrambling to find more room for deceased military veterans.

County Executive Charlie Dooley is looking at sacrificing a nearby park, now that the problem is reaching a crisis point.

Cemetery officials think that by 2025 there will be no more room for newly-deceased veterans and their spouses.

Jefferson Barracks could have been out of plots by now, if it were not for an expansion already. According to the 'St. Louis Beacon', Dooley is considering giving the 70-acre Sylvan Springs Park in south St. Louis County to the federal government.

Sunday, the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venturers placed flags on the 189,000 plots in the cemetery.

Efforts continue to help this cemetery stay on track with its mission of giving veterans and their spouses a final resting place after serving their country.