National war cemetery opens in Pennsylvania

    The dream of creating a national war veterans cemetery in Upper Makefield Township is now a reality for thousands of veterans and their families. The cemetery – that opened today is 30 miles north of Philadelphia.

    The dream of creating a national war veterans cemetery in Upper Makefield Township is now a reality for thousands of veterans and their families. The cemetery – that opened today is 30 miles north of Philadelphia.

    The Washington Crossing National Cemetery celebrated a somber opening ceremony with the private cremation burials of seven veterans and one spouse. It’s the first of thousands of veterans services to be conducted at the 205-acre site.

    Michael Nacincik with the National Cemetery Administration
    Nacincik: The new cemetery will provide approximately 10 years worth of burials for area veterans.

    World War Two vet, Fred Caldwell, is a founding member of the Guardians of the National Cemetery – a group that fought to bring the cemetery to Bucks County.

    Caldwell: It’s been a long time coming and we deserve to bury these dead veterans with honors.

    The cremated remains of 300 veterans are already on a waiting list to be buried on site.

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