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Veterans' Commission & Veterans' Interment

Cumberland County Veteran's Cemetery
Office: 790 E. Commerce St.
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: (856) 453-2239
Fax: (856) 455-5794
E-Mail: dianapi@co.cumberland.nj.us
Contact: Diana M. Pitman, Director
Tony Surace, Freeholder Liaison
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday ~ Friday
(Office Hours)
 

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday ~ Friday
Phone Consultations / Office Meetings
(Call For Appointment)

Carl Biletta, Vineland 2012 Matthew Jordan, Vineland 2013 Hartley Tucker, Vineland 2013

Edwin Brady, Vineland

2012 Donald C. Long, Jr, Bridgeton 2013 Robert Wolfe, Vineland 2013
Aaron Butcher, Bridgeton 2013 Shamaki Mack, Vineland 2013 James S. Woodside, Bridgeton 2012
Ernest Cuff, Bridgeton 2012 Robert V. Marts, Greenwich 2013

The responsibilities of New Jersey counties with respect to burial of veterans are specified in New Jersey Statute 38:17, most sections of which date back to 1902. The law provides that the boards of freeholders in the counties are responsible for the burial of veterans and the decoration of all veterans' graves on Memorial Day. As per 38:17-2 (1912, last amended in 1950), veterans' interment responsibilities in each county are directed by the Supervisor of Veterans' Interment, who is appointed by the board of freeholders.

A 1945 addition to the law, the "Act concerning registration of veterans' graves. . ." (38:17-12, last amended in 1946), states that the Supervisor is responsible for keeping registration records of veterans' graves. The Supervisor is "charged with the duty of keeping the records up-to-date; of assembling, recording,
 
checking, correcting and filing any and all records, charts or maps concerning the location within his county of the places of burial of veterans of all wars.

This cemetery was established in 1999, by the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders. To be buried here, you must have been a member of the military, married to a member of the military (who must also be interred in the Cemetery) or be a dependent child being interred with the Veteran and/or spouse..

 

Cumberland County Veteran's Cemetery

 


 

  Cumberland County Veterans Medal
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To Open Application

The Board of Chosen Freeholders has commissioned a Cumberland County Military Service Medal to recognize local Veterans’ who honorably served their country and their county. Under the guidance of the Cumberland County Veterans’ Commission, a design has been selected incorporating the official County flag. It depicts the County Liberty Bell surrounded by 14 stars, representing each of the County’s municipalities. It also includes the inscribed date of 1748, which is the year the Cumberland County was founded.

Veterans are invited to apply for this medal. The Board of Chosen Freeholders will present 50 medals each year at the annual "Military Honors Event" hosted by Cumberland County College.  Click on the medal image to open the application form (PDF Reader Required). 

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