The 20-acre expansion will provide 5,632 pre-placed crypts, 2,376 in-ground cremains sites and 729 traditional burial sites, according to a news release from the Columbia-headquartered company. Boyer was selected from among six other construction firms in a bidding process, according to the release.
“We are honored to be selected as the contractor to execute the expansion of this national shrine,” Justin Schaeffer, Boyer’s director of federal contracts, said in the release. “Boyer is committed to providing premier service to the veterans in South Carolina by developing new burial areas and expanding permanent facilities at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery.”
The 585-acre Fort Jackson cemetery, developed in 2009, is open to all Armed Forces members who have met a minimum active duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. Family members may also be eligible for burial in the cemetery.
“With this new expansion project, veterans and their families in South Carolina will continue to have access to the burial benefits they have earned for decades to come,” Brian Boyer, Boyer president and owner, said. “We have an incredible team of employees, subcontractors, designers, and consultants who all possess a vested interest in this project. We are dedicated to exceeding the national shrine standards of the National Cemetery Administration as well as the expectations of the Department of Veteran Affairs and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to create a final resting place that our nation’s honored veterans deserve.”