MEMORIAL

COUNCIL

INFORMATION

  • The Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Memorial Council, Inc. is a group of volunteers representing a wide variety of Veteran’s Service Organizations (VSO). A few of the Memorial Council members belonging to more than one VSO. There are also many members who have no military experience and who are not members of a VSO. Many of the volunteers are not even old enough to vote.

  • 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 was originally organized on March 10, 1983 and became incorporated in Pennsylvania on June 18, 2011 and is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Pennsylvania Corporation.

  • The Memorial Council Executive Board is the elected officers of the Memorial Council; the President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary.

  • The Board of Trustees has three members, who gain their seat by being either the immediate past President of the Memorial Council or by being elected or appointed to fill the balance of a Trustee’s term who can not fulfill the obligation of their full term of office.

  • The Council President also appoints other positions such as the numerous Committee Chairmen. The Board of Directors is comprised of the four Executive Board members and the three Board of Trustees members.

  • All members of the Memorial Council have the same rights and the same value of a vote in the business of the Council regardless of their official capacity within the Memorial Council. Prior military experience is not required to be a member nor to hold an official office.

  • The Memorial Council meets on the second Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration Building at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. However, there usually are no monthly meetings in July or August due to the various VSO conventions and vacation scheduling of key officers, the Cemetery Director and his Administrative Staff who also usually attend each meeting.

  • The general public is welcomed to attend the regularly scheduled Memorial Council meetings. Non-member visitors or guests do not have any voting privileges but may participate in the discussions and will probably be asked to join the Memorial Council.

  • To become a member of the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Memorial Council, please attend a meeting, ask to become a member and make a one-time payment of one-dollar for your Life Membership dues. You must be at least 18 years of age or, if younger, on active U. S. military duty. There are a few other requirements and the Memorial Council Executive Board has final say on approving membership.

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“As We Express Our Gratitude, We Must Never Forget That The Highest Appreciation Is Not To Utter Words, But To Live By Them.”
JOHN F. KENNEDY