MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS
(8 Apr., 2014)
Mission Of Honor Committal Ceremony At State Veterans Cemetery
WHO/WHAT: Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, leadership of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and various Veteran’s Organizations will be in attendance during the committal ceremony of the cremains of 21 veterans who honorably served during World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War.
WHEN: Thursday, April 10 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province Line Road, Wrightstown 08562
The veterans’ remains, which have been orphaned and abandoned, will be laid to rest at the BG William C Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery with full military honors with the help from the New Jersey’s Mission of Honor (NJMOH). This will be the 18th committal ceremony for the Mission of Honor program. The remains of these veterans are from Dignity Memorial Funeral Providers of New Jersey, specifically through the cooperation of funeral directors from the Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home and Quinn Hopping Funeral Home both located in Toms River. The veterans will receive a motorcycle escort from Toms River to the busiest state veterans’ cemetery in the country.
THE STORY: The New Jersey’s Mission of Honor was established after Public Law 2009, c. 14, was signed on Feb. 4, 2009. The first NJMOH ceremony was held on May 15, 2009, for two veterans. More than 125 veterans have since been interred. Some of these veterans’ cremated remains had been abandoned for more than 50 years. In addition, NJMOH’S mission to identify, retrieve and inter cremated remains of veterans, forgotten in New Jersey funeral homes, has resulted in more than 200 families being reunited with their family members. New Jersey’s Mission of Honor for Cremains of American Veterans is a non-profit 501(c) 19 corporation, accomplishing its mission through donations and volunteers.
For more information, visit www.njsmissionofhonor.org. NJMOH Chairman Francis Carrasco is a disabled Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, he may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-906-1592.