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Washington Crossing National Cemetery - Newtown, Pennsylvania

Washington Crossing National Cemetery - Newtown, Pennsylvania

 At the entrance to Washington Crossing National Cemetery. Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania (Bucks County).

At the entrance to Washington Crossing National Cemetery. Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania (Bucks County).

Located at:

830 Highland Road
Newtown, PA 18940

Phone: 215-504-5610

Website: www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/washingtoncrossing.asp

 New section. Washington Crossing National Cemetery. Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania.

New section. Washington Crossing National Cemetery. Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania.

About:

This national cemetery officially opened January 20, 2010. The first 7 interments happened on that day. As of autumn 2017, more than 11,000 veterans are buried here. Eventually, 124,951 people will be interred at Washington Crossing. And full capacity is expected to be reached in the year 2072. 

Washington Crossing is about 205 acres in size. It is open daily from sunrise till sunset. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.

Honor guard volunteer opportunities are available for those who can prove they served in the military. Other volunteer opportunities are also available. Go to: www.guardiansofthenationalcemetery.org

Remembrance ceremonies are held in December with remembrance wreaths placed at each grave. Donations help with this cause. If you wish to donate, send checks to:

Wreaths Across America,
c/o Friends of Washington Crossing
P.O. Box 343
Newtown, PA 18940

...and write "PAWCVM" on the memo line to be certain your donation goes to wreaths placed at Washington Crossing National Cemetery. (They say the wreaths cost $15 each.)

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Newtown Cemetery - Newtown, Pennsylvania

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