Cumberland County will soon begin construction of the Cumberland County Veterans Burial Pavilion located at the Cumberland County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Hopewell Township.
“The Freeholder Board recognizes that the unique nature of veterans cemeteries often make graveside ceremonies difficult, creating the need to provide a committal service shelter away from the grave site.” Freeholder Liaison to the County’s Veterans Commission George Castellini stated.
The 25-by-36-foot covered open-air pavilion will seat approximately 48 people and include storage room for chairs and a rolling bier.
Freeholder Carol Musso said the pavilion will be a “beautifully simple, low-maintenance modern structure with provisions for power, audio and video systems.”
“While simple, the pavilion will include an embossed interior feature wall for the display of service insignias for each service branch that will be highlighted by wall-wash lighting,” he added.
Construction of the pavilion designed by architects Mort Isaacson and Bruce D. Turner will be done by Marino General Construction under direction of the Cumberland County Improvement Authority, with some site work performed by the county workforce.
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