WHO WE ARE
The Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Memorial Council, Inc. is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Pennsylvania Corporation.
The Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Memorial Council, Inc. is a group of volunteers representing a wide variety of Veteran’s Service Organizations (VSO). Each member of the Memorial Council is dedicated to the advancement of the Memorial Council programs at the National Cemetery and to the betterment of this National Cemetery by offering their own talents and enlisting the aid of others for the same purposes.
The Memorial Council is the volunteer arm for this National Cemetery and has 4 major programs it executes each year at this National Cemetery.
If you are interested in volunteering for this project, there are only a few “rules” that need be followed. Three of the most important are
- All volunteers must be at least 13 years of age
- Youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult and
- All volunteers are to dress appropriately for the dignity of the task being performed in a National Cemetery.
Wearing the unit’s uniform and work gloves are encouraged. Weapons of any kind, (licensed to carry or not) are prohibited on this Federal Property. Pets are not allowed. Service animals are not pets.
The Avenue of Flags project qualifies as Community Service for both youth and adult Volunteers. Neither the National Cemetery nor the Memorial Council issue a community service verification letter for the volunteers but the Avenue of Flags Chairman will validate the organizations forms if presented at the time of service. For youth, this community service effort counts towards both their youth group’s organizational requirements for promotion in rank and their school’s community service fulfillment requirements for scholastic advancement.
For complete information about the “AVENUE OF FLAGS” project, donating interment flags to the Avenue, helping as a volunteer on the Avenue, please contact the Avenue of Flags Chairman, Bob Hauser:
EMAIL US FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING!
? Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Memorial Council, Inc.
P.O. Box 58 Annville, PA 17003
? Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
60 Indiantown Gap Rd, Annville, PA 17003
There Are Two Ways You Can Make A Donation:
Check made payable to “MEMORIAL COUNCIL INC” and mail to:
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Memorial Council, Inc.
P.O. Box 58
Annville, PA 17003
WHAT WE DO
The “Avenue of Flags” is a presentation of over 700 interment flags on flagstaffs that line the lanes in this National Cemetery. The interment flags are donated by families whose relatives were entitled to military honors at their funeral.
The Memorial Day Program is held on the Sunday before Memorial Day at 2 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Veterans Memorial in the National Cemetery. The theme of the Memorial Service is to honor the lives of the military who died in battle.
The Veterans Day Program is held on the Sunday immediately before November 11th, Veterans Day, unless the 11th is a Sunday.
This program honors living veterans and the veterans who have died by causes other than military injuries.
The Holiday Candlelight Service Program is held on the same day as the Wreaths Across America. The free Holiday Candlelight Service program starts at 4:30 p.m. Patrons are invited to offer a brief remembrance of a loved one who served in the military.
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
“In Perpetual Remembrance, They Still March But Their Footsteps Make No Sound, They Still Serve But Do Not Answer When Their Name Is Called. They Shall Not Grow Old, As We That Are Left Grow Old, Age Shall Not Weary Them, Nor The Years Concern, At The Going Down Of The Sun And In The Morning We Will Remember Them.”