Honoring those who served

The Guardians of the National Cemetery, a locally-based volunteer organization, exists in order to preserve and support the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Bucks County on behalf of the veterans of the Armed Services of the USA (http://www.guardiansofthenationalcemetery.org/index.html).

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Washington Crossing Chapter DAR supports National Cemetery

The Washington Crossing Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) proudly supports the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown. Several members recently attended the monthly memorial service held for fallen military service personnel without local family. This memorial service is held at the cemetery on the last Thursday every month at 2:00pm to honor those that have served. The Washington Crossing Chapter along with the National Society of DAR hold a core value to honor veterans and promote patriotism.  It was a privilege for members to uphold this value and support the national cemetery by attending the memorial service.

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Annual Memorial Day Service at Washington Crossing Cemetery

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.

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Wreaths Across America at Washington Crossing National Cemetery

As a young boy Morrill Worcester visited Arlington National Cemetery and was forever changed by the sight of so many veteran graves. The memory of that trip stayed with the boy as he grew to be a successful businessman making Christmas Wreaths in a small town in Maine.

In 1992, The Worcester Wreath Company found themselves with a surplus of wreaths nearing the end of the holiday season. Remembering his childhood experience, Mr. Worcester realized he had an opportunity to honor our country’s veterans.

With the help of Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, arrangements were made for the wreaths to be placed at Arlington in an older section that had been receiving fewer visitors each year. As plans were underway, other organizations jumped in to help. A local trucking company offered to transport the wreaths to Arlington. Volunteers came forward to help decorate and lay the wreaths.

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