The Club presented Bob Craven, incoming president of the Guardians of the National Cemetery in Washington Crossing with a check for $1,500,from the proceeds from its June charity golf outing.
The Guardians mission is to honor the veterans of the Armed Services of the United States of America and provide for the honorable funeral service and burial of eligible veterans; including providing an honor guard, including a rifle salute, and an American flag given to the next of kin. Individuals who wish to serve on the Ceremonial Rifle Squad with the Washington Crossing Honor Guard are required to be honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Military Services.
The Guardians also promote the unified and constructive interest of all veterans' organizations, veterans' auxiliaries, and other like-minded organizations in the celebration of patriotic holidays, with such ceremonies as may be appropriate to conduct patriotic ceremonials for all those forces that serve the national defense and keep America strong and free.
The Club’s special relationship with the Guardians dates back to the opening of the National Veterans Cemetery in Washington Crossing. In addition to providing financial support from its annual golf tournament, Club members regularly volunteer to help the Guardians in their observance of the annual Wreaths Across America and other activities.
From left to right: Rotary Club President Ira Sherman, Rotary Golf Chairman Irv Perlstein, and President of the Guardians of the National Cemetery Bob Craven