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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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...
On Saturday, June 18, 2022, members of the Washington Crossing Honor Guard (WCHG) traveled to Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) at the invitation of the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS). The WCHG witnessed the Changing of the Guard and...
In preparation for Memorial Day 2022, approximately 70 volunteers from the Travis Manion Foundation, the local community, and the Guardians of the National Cemetery gathered to complete the Avenue of Flags before Veterans Day 2022. Students of the Middle bucks...
We have the power to honor our comrades in arms, and we’re doing something about it
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.
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.
Guardians in Action
10th Anniversary Honor Guard Banquet
The Guardians of the National Cemetery cordially invite you and a guest to join us in recognizing the Honor Guard at our 10th anniversary banquet.
February 2020 General Membership Meeting
Interested members are free to join this meeting to help drive the organization and our plans forward.
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Get In Touch
Guardians of the National Cemetery
PO Box 233