NORTHERN MAINE VETERANS CEMETERY CORPORATION
(NMVCC) A 501 c 3 organization
The NMVCC has vigorously pursued the mission set forth and has built enduring support both locally and nationally with both public and private donations, as well as matching grants, that have bolstered our ability to provide the best possible options for honored burials in Northern Maine.
- This all volunteer non-profit organization strives to bring awareness and well deserved respect and options for a final resting place for our nation's honorably discharged veterans. A top priority is the enhancement and beautification of the northern most nationally recognized veterans cemetery in Maine-the Maine Veterans Cemetery-Caribou.
- Our goal is to work cooperatively with the State of Maine Bureau of Veterans Affairs, along with public, private and religious entities as well as professional organizations to advocate for veterans in matters relating to burial options for our most treasured veterans.
The NMVCC makes it a priority to work in conjuction with the Maine Bureau of Veterans Affairs in order to ensure that the Maine Veterans Cemetery-Caribou provides high quality and finely detailed services to veterans, as well as their families. The NMVCC and our members empathize with the needs of those who have lost loved ones or are preparing for end of life decisions. The NMVCC is well versed in burial benefits and strives to maintain and continually enhance the Maine Veterans Cemetery-Caribou, providing for lasting memories of their experience and the interment as ones that bring comfort and peace.
The NMVCC is highly committed to making all decisions based on the needs of the veteran and their families. Our 21 member committee strives to have at least one member from every major Veterans Service Organization, working in conjunction with the advisory committee that include representation from the State of Maine Bureau of Veterans Affairs, the Maine State Legislature, the Maine Funeral Directors Association, representatives from the U.S. Congressional delegation for Maine, private citizens and companies, most notably John and Joyce Noble and Noble Transport also serve as advisors to the board.
NOTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE:
A salute to American Legion Post #147 for always doing the twenty-one gun salute for our ceremonies, and a salute to Loring Job Corps for being our honor guard at our ceremonies.
- Living Memorial Carillon
- Landscaping and grounds beautification.
- POW/MIA Remembrance Park and reflecting benches.
- 2nd phase augmentation to the Columbarium Walls with 216 additional cremation niches to accommodate a popular burial option well into the future.
- A memorial footbridge to the POW/MIA Remembrance Park has been built and named for our devoted benefactors, the Noble Family of Caribou, allowing for more convenient visits for senior citizens as well as those with physical restrictions.
- A Thirty Flagpole Avenue of Flags has been completed.
- A public restroom is completed.
- 18 aditional parking spots above the viewing area will be completed by Memorial Day 2013.
- Display cases for veterans artifacts is completed.
ONGOING FUNDRAISING EFFORTS:
The NMVCC and its members appreciate any contribution and encourage your vist to 37 Lombard Road in Caribou, Maine.
- Create a Wall of Honor enabling an option for families/friends to honor their loved one, regardless of where they resided or are interred. For an application click here.
- Build a Veterans Memorial Building to enhance burial services, including handicap accessible restrooms with both an interior and exterior entrance. This building would also include a detailed history of Maine's Veterans and the roles they played in protecting this nation's freedoms.
Should you choose to donate, checks should be made payable to NMVCC and mailed to P.O. Box 312 Caribou, Maine 04736
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