Honor Those Who Served

 

They gave all that was asked. Now it’s our turn.

The Guardians of the National Cemetery is a locally-based volunteer organization. Our sole mission is to serve as official support committee for the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, so designated by the Veterans Administration.

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“We exist exclusively for charitable and educational purposes in order to advocate for, preserve and support the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Bucks County on behalf of the veterans of the Armed Services of the United States of America.”
- Robert E. Craven, President

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July 28th, 2022 Unattended Service Update

July 28th, 2022 Unattended Service Update

This months unattended service was well attended.  It was an honor to witness US Marine Herschel W. Williams (one of Three) to be interned at Washington Crossing Cemetery. Woody Williams was a Marine of the highest standard. Woody served at the battle of Iwo Jima and...

Unattended Service and it’s importance to our fellow veterans

Unattended Service and it’s importance to our fellow veterans

Imagine if you will a veteran passing away and there is no one to call.  No one to grieve, no one to receive the flag the veteran earned. All Veterans should receive their recognition for serving our country.  Many enlisted while others drafted. In ether case they...

Special note about The June “Unattended Service”

Special note about The June “Unattended Service”

The June "Unattended Service" at Washington Crossing National Cemetery will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 30, 2022.  At that time the remains of 10 Veterans who have been unclaimed in the Montgomery County, PA Coroner's Office will be interred.  Please feel...

We have the power to honor our comrades in arms, and we’re doing something about it

The Guardians of the National Cemetery is a locally-based volunteer organization. Our sole mission is to serve as official support committee for the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, so designated by the Veterans Administration. We exist exclusively for charitable and educational purposes in order to advocate for, preserve and support the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Bucks County on behalf of the veterans of the Armed Services of the United States of America. All of our funds, whether income or principal, and whether acquired by gift or contribution or otherwise, shall be devoted to this purpose.

RECRUIT, TRAIN, AND FUNDRAISE

We conduct volunteer recruitment and training programs. We organize fundraising efforts to support the Washington Crossing National Cemetery to provide supplementary programs, beautification and memorial programs, and the design and construction of memorials and stone monuments.

BEAUTIFICATION ENDEAVORS

We are working hard to promote the attainment of National Shrine status for the Washington Crossing National Cemetery through beautification endeavors on the cemetery grounds. One example of our efforts is the creation and maintenance of an Avenue of Flags, comprised of the US Flag donated by families of veterans who received the Burial Flag at the funeral service for their loved ones.

PLAN AND CONDUCT SPECIAL EVENTS

We strive to improve public awareness of the mission of Veterans Administration national cemeteries. We assist the staff of the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in the planning and conduct of major ceremonies and special events such as the observances of Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and other such days deemed appropriate to commemorate and honor those who served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, or those interred in the cemetery.

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Guardians of the National Cemetery
PO Box 233
Newtown, PA
18940

The official registration and financial information of Guardians of the National Cemetery Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.