National Cemetery Administration
New Jersey Receives Grant to Expand Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
October 5, 2022
WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) announced today that the Veterans Cemetery Grants Program (VCGP), which it oversees, has awarded a grant of up to $5,529,378 to the state of New Jersey for the expansion of Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown.
"Gov. Thomas H. Kean dedicated New Jersey's first state-operated Veterans cemetery, May 30, 1986," said Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Matthew Quinn. "NCA is proud to continue our partnership with this flagship cemetery for more than 30 years."
Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery currently serves more than 318,000 Veterans and their eligible family members living within 75 miles of the cemetery. The grant will fund 5,000 columbarium niches, landscaping, irrigation well, irrigation pump and automated irrigation system, and supporting infrastructure on approximately 1.10 acres of land.
Since its inception in 1978, the VCGP has provided more than $959 million to establish, expand, improve, operate and maintain 121 cemeteries in which Veterans are currently interred. In fiscal year 2021, these cemeteries conducted more than 45,000 burials.
For more information about the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, contact Hobart Montee Jr., Deputy Executive Director, New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at 609-738-2424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.