MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS
(17 Sept., 2013)
Largest Mission Of Honor Committal Ceremony Wednesday At State Veterans Cemetery
WHO/WHAT: The cremains of 25 veterans who honorably served during World War I and World War II will be committed to the grounds of the state veterans’ cemetery with full military honors. The veterans’ remains, which have been orphaned and abandoned, will be laid to rest with help from the New Jersey’s Mission of Honor (NJMOH). This is the 17th and largest committal ceremony for the Mission of Honor program. The veterans will receive a motorcycle escort from North Bergan to the busiest state veterans’ cemetery in the country.
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Road, Wrightstown 08562
The Story: The first NJMOH ceremony was held on May 15, 2009, for two veterans. More than 105 veterans have since been interred. Some of these veterans’ cremated remains had been abandoned for more than 50 years. In addition, more than 200 families have claimed their loved ones’ cremated remains. 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.