Jim spoke to someone on the air this morning about an amazing local organization that helps ensure veterans who have passed, have a final resting place.

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The organization is a total not-for-profit with the goal of locating, identifying and finding a final resting place for abandoned veterans.

The organization is called the NJ Mission of Honor and here is their objective as stated on their website:

New Jersey's Mission of Honor is a state wide effort to inter the orphaned and abandoned Veteran cremains.

This task will be executed through the combined efforts of veteran organizations throughout New Jersey. Local, state and national laws must be followed in the identification, claiming process and proper interment of the unclaimed remains of orphaned and abandoned veterans. Local funeral homes, crematoriums, hospitals, senior homes, veteran homes and prisons will be participating in this project.

The Department of Military And Veterans Affairs will assist in identifying the orphaned and abandoned veteran cremains along with interring the cremains at the General Doyle State Veterans' Cemetery. Also the Veterans Administration will be helping to determine the cremain status for interment.

This will be a lengthy project and will require many man-hours to ensure that we have done our utmost to discover every forgotten veteran in New Jersey and procure each a dignified resting place. This will also be a labor of love, a task of redemption, for a debt of service that can never be repaid.

The New Jersey Mission of Honor will consist of a network of individuals working with local Funeral Homes, State, and National Agencies to ensure that, from now on, the cremated remains of any unclaimed veteran will be identified, claimed and interred in a timely manner. This will be an ongoing project and is a cooperative effort between many voluntary service organizations.

The New Jersey Mission of Honor will be a long-term project, but not a time sensitive project. Our hope is to identify and inter every orphaned and abandoned veteran.


To donate to the project, you can send donations to:

New Jersey's Mission of Honor for Cremains of American Veterans

P.O. Box 149

Lodi, NJ 07644

For more information, visit their website: http://www.njsmissionofhonor.org/