Sunday, November 16, 2008

Washington Crossing National Veterans Cemetery

Ed Thomas, a member of the Warrior's Watch Riders from Oreland, stands outside the ground breaking ceremony with an American flag in hand as visitors leave the site of the future Washington Crossing National Veterans Cemetery in Newtown.

Courier Times Photo by Andrew A. Nelles

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stellar photo!

Many of the citizens of tiny Dolington Village spent 10+ years, endless hours and tens of thousands of dollars fending off Toll Brothers in court from developing a pristine piece of farmland adjacent to the nationally registered, historic village of Dolington. Due to the actions of these tenacious citizens, the land was available for use as a Veterans' Cemetery. The ground breaking for the Washington Crossing National Cemetery occurred today on the Dolington Land Tract in Upper Makefield, PA. The members of Save Historic Dolington are very pleased that the land in contention for so very long will now be used to honor our Veterans, instead of being used for yet another unnecessary housing development.

Elizabeth Hall-Pursell
Former President and founder of Save Historic Dolington (UMOSA)