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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March 29th, 2022 Commander Gene Hamilton recognized members of the Washington Crossing Honor guard that were active duty during the Vietnam era.
John & Bernadette Heenan presented a proclamation from Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) to Director Gregory J. Whitney.
This proclamation recognized the hard work that brought to fruition the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at Washington Crossing National Cemetery—the first at a National Veterans Cemetery.
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