In 1981, the Department of Human Services' Division of Veterans Programs and Special Services was authorized to initiate a plan for the development of a state veterans cemetery. Acting on this authority, Brigadier General William C. Doyle, director of the division, contacted the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Division of State Cemetery Grants with a proposal. Following that, William F. Fauver, commissioner of the Department of Corrections, authorized the transfer of 184 acres of land in Arneytown, Burlington County, to the Department of Human Services to be used as a cemetery site. The cemetery was named for Brigadier General Doyle on January 3, 1989.
The BG Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery provides eligible veteran residents of New Jersey the opportunity to be interred in a state-operated cemetery dedicated to them. Located on 225 acres in a picturesque setting of partially-wooded land in Arneytown, North Hanover Township, Burlington County, the cemetery features a modern, non-denominational chapel/administration building. Areas are provided for the interment of those cremated and for those veterans whose remains have never been recovered.
The cemetery will accommodate 154,000 veterans and eligible family members.
Address & Location
350 Provinceline Rd.
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