The Guardians of the National Cemetery in Washington Crossing, the volunteer organization which provides for the honorable funeral service and burial of eligible veterans, will hold their Oxford Valley Golf Club Classic on Wednesday, September 10th at Oxford Valley Golf Course, 141 S. Oxford Valley Road, Fairless Hills. The Washington Crossing Honor Guard detail of the Guardians provides a supplementary ceremonial rifle squad salute at each veteran’s internment service to enhance the Military Funeral Honors provided by the military services.
If you are a veteran, the Guardian’s Honor Guard needs you to help give final military honors to our departed veterans who are laid to rest at the Veterans National Cemetery in Washington Crossing, PA.
If you have an interest and want more details, please call the Guardian’s Honor Guard at 215-920-0739. You will find the experience to be both rewarding and emotional. Thank you!
Skerdlant’s Shell has announced its participation in the Bucks County Veteran ID Discount Card Program. Now in its second year, this program has processed over 6,000 ID cards, and recruited 500+ participating vendors, with additional veterans and businesses joining daily. Under this program, Skerdlant’s will offer veterans 10% off all parts and labor.
The Albert R. Atkinson, Jr. American legion Post 210, located at 315 North Street in Doylestown, will be hosting a Veterans Benefit Fair on Saturday, July 12th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. All veterans who served in the US military at any time are invited to attend and obtain comprehensive information about support services available to them.
by June Portnoy
Who do you “carry” on Memorial Day? Is it a Marine who gave his life serving this country? A firefighter killed rescuing a family from a burning building? Perhaps a police officer killed in the line of duty? Several hundred people asked themselves that question as they congregated in Yardley Borough by the Veterans Memorial at River Road and Afton Avenue on Thursday, May 1st to offer a warm welcome to Carry the Load, a 2,000-mile national relay raising awareness of the true meaning of Memorial Day.
On Monday, May 26th at 11:00am, a Memorial Day observance will be conducted at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown.
In addition to honoring the dead of all American wars, the ceremonies, hosted by the Guardians of the National Cemetery, will be honoring veterans and thanking their families for the freedom they and all veterans have secured for us through many generations of valiant service to the county.
The ceremonies will begin sharply at 11:00am, and are expected to last approximately 45 minutes.
Cantus Novus, an auditioned chamber choir under the leadership of Artistic Director W. Edward McCall, honors and recognizes veterans, members of the armed forces and first responders at two concerts in May. “Coming Home…to Celebrate Peace” shows their gratitude for the heroic service of armed forces, including both veterans and active duty personnel in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, and dedicated first responders including police, fire and ambulance.
“We are taking our audience on a journey of reflection and redemption,” explains Mr. McCall. “The power of music to convey both sadness and joy is incomparable.”
The Veterans Square Foundation is in the process of accepting bids for Veterans Square Monument which will be constructed – and hopefully completed – this summer, if we have enough funding! This is our last call to be a part of a community monument. You can purchase a Freedom Paver as part of our Stepping Stone Campaign to have your family, a veteran, your business or organization recognized in Veterans Square Monument. The pavers start at $125 for a 4 by 8″ brick. Please see the attached brochure for details or other options.