Eligible veterans are those whose last active service ended under other than dishonorable or undesirable conditions. Also eligible are:
The veteran or service member must have established legal residence in New Jersey prior to death or have been a legal resident of the state for at least 50 percent of his or her lifetime.
Eligible dependents include the veteran's spouse, unmarried children under the age of 21 (23, if they are in college) and unmarried adult children who become incapable of self-support before reaching the age of 21 because of mental or physical impairment.
The widow or widower of a member of the Armed Forces lost or buried at sea or officially determined missing in action or a member of the Armed Forces buried in a U.S. military cemetery overseas maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission is also eligible.
To minimize confusion and delays at the time of need, pre-registration may be accomplished in person at the cemetery or any Veterans' Service office.
Although the cemetery will assist in every way possible, establishing eligibility is the responsibility of these requesting the burial and must be established before burial is permitted.
Requests for burial in the cemetery may be made at the time of death through any funeral director. The request should be accompanied by proof of the veteran's honorable military service and legal residence in New Jersey. The funeral director will then contact the cemetery. Requests for interment of cremated remains may be made by the family directly to the cemetery.
Requests for exceptions to burial eligibility policies will not be considered until the death of the individual. A letter requesting an exception should be mailed or faxed, to:
Chief Executive Officer BG William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery 14 Chesftield Arneytown RD Wrightstown, New Jersey 08562
The letter should include the following information:
Decisions are generally provided by telephone within 24 to 48 hours after receipt of the request.
The decedent's next of kin or representative is responsible for providing the necessary documentation to verify eligibility for interment at Doyle Cemetery. The cemetery staff may offer assistance in verifying eligibility at the time of need. Verification by the cemetery staff may take up to three business days if the family does not have the necessary documentation.
The following documents may be used to establish eligibility: