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County Announces Veterans Burial Pavilion Construction

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 covered open-air pavilion, with seating for approximately 48 people, will provide protection from the elements in a quiet and dignified setting for those attending services for our honored veterans.

Diana M. Pitman, BSN, RN, VSO, director of the Cumberland County Department of Veteran Affairs says, “Not only will the pavilion provide a facility to serve the family and friends of the deceased veteran, by providing amenities such as a storage room for chairs and a rolling bier, conducting services at the pavilion will remove unnecessary logistical challenges associated with graveside services.”

Construction of the pavilion designed by architects Mort Isaacson, RA and Bruce D. Turner, AIA, will be managed by the Cumberland County Improvement Authority. Construction of the pavilion structure will be performed by Marino General Construction with selected site work performed by the County workforce.Participating contractors such as veteran-owned business Lee-Way Electrical and John Ruga at Northeast Precast have also contributed.