We Honor Our Military Veterans

Mt. Olivet is proud to be the final resting place for over 500 U.S. Military Veterans who honorably served in The War of 1812, The Civil War, The Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, The Korean War, The Vietnam War, The Persian Gulf War and during peacetime.  We’re particularly proud that two of our veterans are Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, George Springer and John Kirk.  What makes Mt. Olivet unique from national military cemeteries is that our veterans lie in peace eternally with their family members.

Our Burial Search function on this website can help locate these military as well as thousands of other citizens resting in peace.

John Kirk headstone

U.S. Military Veterans Memorial Salute on Thursday, May 23, 2023.

All Are Invited!

Please join us to honor our 500+ Military Veterans resting in peace at Mt. Olivet on Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 12noon to 2pm. Our annual gathering includes families of veterans, Cedar Cliff High School JROTC Cadets, American Legion William H. Nauss Post #143 members, and other friends of Mt. Olivet. Flags are placed at individual gravesites and we stand together as we honor our brave veterans, the JROTC Color Guard raises a bright, new US Flag at the Memorial Flagpole, and “Taps” echoes through the grounds. All are invited. No reservations necessary. 

Salute at graves on Memorial Day
CCHS JROTC Color Guard

Support Military Veterans’ Tombstone Restoration

Over 100 Veteran tombstones have been cleaned by cemetery volunteers over the past year and dozens of flat grave markers long covered by grass have been brought to light. You can support these efforts and help supply cleaning solvents and materials by donating to the Mt. Olivet Memorial Beautification Fund.  This photo of John Kirk’s gravestone shows the wonderful results of removing decades of mold and grime. 

Please send donations to:

Mt. Olivet Memorial Beautification Fund
P.O. Box 192
New Cumberland, PA. 17070

Kirk headstone, cleaned up