Help honor our comrades in arms laid to rest.

As a volunteer organization, the Guardians of the National Cemetery has a broad array of volunteer opportunities for individuals who want to make a commitment and get involved in our programs.

Individuals who wish to serve on the Ceremonial Rifle Squad with the Washington Crossing Honor Guard are required to be honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Military Services.

All other opportunities listed here are available to non-veterans.

Volunteer Opportunities

Washington Crossing Honor Guard Detail

Military Funeral Honors at every veteran interment, providing a supplementary Ceremonial Rifle Squad salute at each veteran’s interment service to enhance the Military Funeral Honors provided by the Military Services. Only Honorably discharged veterans serve with the Rifle Squad; however, support functions, such as Bugler, Driver, etc, can be non-veterans.

Beautification Program

Volunteer Services at the Cemetery to beautify the grounds through aesthetic horticulture and amenities placement.

Avenue of Flags

Comprised of the U.S. Flags donated by the families of veterans who received the Burial Flag at the funeral service for their loved one.

Memorial Day and Veterans Day Observance

Parade and Military Honors rendered.

Get In Touch with the Commander


Guardians of the National Cemetery
PO Box 233
Newtown, PA

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.