The military burial is how our nation shows gratitude and honors the men and women who have faithfully defended our country in time of peace and war. Yet so many veterans have been forgotten. They can be found on mortuary shelves, hospital storage facilities, crematoriums and potters fields. Their remains are stored in cans or boxes with little or no identification that they are veterans. They are orphaned and abandoned by their family and remain unclaimed.
We are requesting that Funeral Directors, Hospitals, Crematoriums and Prison Administrators assist us in identifying these Veteran cremains so we can give them the Military Funeral that they deserve.
Burials are held at:
Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
350 Provinceline Road, Wrightstown, NJ 08562
1640 Haddon Ave., Camden, NJ 08103
Now that COVID restrictions have subsided, interment ceremonies are being scheduled for NJ Mission of Honor to continue our Mission to inter orphaned and abandoned Veterans. The first of several ceremonies to be scheduled this year, the 35th New Jersey Mission of Honor Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 2 pm, at BG William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
With the cooperation of the funeral director from Growney Funeral Home, Hillside, honor will be provided to 7 Veterans who served in the US Army, US Navy, or US Marine Corps during World War II, Korea, or Peacetime. These Veterans' cremains has been abandoned for 3 to 45 years.
Details are as follows:
All are welcome to attend the Committal Service at the cemetery. There will not be a procession or escort from the funeral home.
1:30 pm Arrive at the Information Center via Front Entrance - BG William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
All attending shall remain at the Information Center until being escorted by Cemetery Personnel.
2:00 pm. Committal Service
Any questions may be addressed to Judy Kapp at 732-232-3286.