Runyan Announces VA Grant for Improvement of Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Aug 9, 2013 Issues: Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced they will be awarding a grant in the amount of $2,947,128 for 100 percent of allowable costs associated with the improvement of the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, New Jersey.

“As Chairman of the Veterans Affairs House Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, I am extremely pleased that the VA has awarded these funds to help improve and expand the cemetery,” said Congressman Runyan.  “This grant will allow the State to provide enhanced service for nearly 8,000 veterans and their families in New Jersey.  South Jersey is home to nearly 60,000 veterans who have served our country with dedication and courage, and it is fitting that we maintain veterans’ cemeteries in a manner that honors their service and sacrifice.”

This VA grant will fund the construction of a main entrance, a public information center, and a cortege staging area.  In addition, the grant will renovate an existing utility building and provide funding for landscaping, irrigation, and supporting infrastructure.  The project will develop approximately 9.5 acres.