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

Memorial Salute to 500+ US Military Veterans in May!

Over 100 people, including Veterans’ families, Cedar Cliff and Red Land JROTC cadets, American Legion Post #143 members, Trinity Church Pastor Arun Andrews, State Representative Dawn Keefer, New Cumberland Mayor Thad Eisenhower and other friends came together just before this past Memorial Day to salute over 500 US Veterans lying in peace at Mt. Olivet. Following a grilled lunch, flags were placed at individual gravesites, words of prayer and remembrance were spoken by special guests, a new US Flag was presented by the CC JROTC Color Guard and saluted by all as “Taps” echoed throughout the grounds thanks to father and son buglers, George and Justin Young.

We thank ABC27 WHTM-TV for telling our story…
https://www.abc27.com/local-news/new-cumberland-cemetery-prepares-for-memorial-day/

Please join us on May 23, 2024, from 12noon to 2pm to again Honor our Veterans!

Memorial Day 2023

Military Veteran Gravestone Restoration and Contribution Request!

Over 120 Veteran gravestones have been cleaned and restored this past year thanks to our wonderful volunteers. You can also help our volunteers clean more memorials by donating to help fund special cleaning materials. Thank you to Elaine Brinley for the video about our Veteran gravestones!

Please send donations to:
Mt. Olivet Veteran Gravestone Restoration
PO Box 192
New Cumberland, PA 17070

Or donate online via PayPal!