Celebrate National Pet Memorial Day with Mount Olivet Cemetery

On Sunday, September 11, 2016 beginning at 2:00 PM (rain or shine), a celebration of dearly departed pets will be held in Pet Haven at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 725 Baltimore Street in Hanover, PA.  Why do we celebrate this occasion?

National Pet Memorial Day is celebrated as an ‘unofficial’ national holiday and established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories.  

PetsOur pets provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support, and unconditional love during the time they share with us.  In return, we love them and consider them members of the family. So when that special relationship comes to an end, it is only natural to grieve.  Many of us find comfort by memorializing our beloved pet in a meaningful way.

In 2004 the concept of a pet cemetery materialized into Pet Haven at Mount Olivet Cemetery.  In 2004 a handful of pets were buried here.  Now, as of August 31, 2016, 130 pets have an eternal home in Pet Haven.

Adjacent to the cemetery is a pet ossuary, which holds cremated pet remains.

Please share with your friends.


National Dog Day

 August 26, 2017 is celebrated as National Dog Day. Why and what is it? Read on.

According to the website,

National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues. National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day – for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.”

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I mention this because on September 11, 2016 Mount Olivet Cemetery celebrates its 12th Annual Pet Memorial Service and Pet Blessing.  It is not just for dogs, either, but all of the beloved pets that died and are buried at Pet Haven of Mount Olivet Cemetery.  Several community vendors will be on hand to tell you about their services.  And, don’t forget to bring your pets with you for a special pet blessing!

12th Annual Pet Memorial Service Reminder

If you have a pet that died and is buried in Pet Haven at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hanover, you can have its name memorialized at our 12th Annual Pet Memorial Service and Blessing on Sunday, September 11 at 2 PM.  Call the cemetery office at 717-637-5294 before August 31st!!
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Pet Memorial Service and Blessing

Pet HavenThe 12th Annual Pet Memorial Service and Blessing will be held Sunday, September 11, 2016 beginning at 2 PM. Pet Haven at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 725 Baltimore Street, Hanover, PA.

Share in the fellowship of those families who buried their pets at Pet Haven and learn about our community service providers and what they can do for pet owners.

If you have questions, you may contact us at 717-637-5294.

2016 Memorial Day Observances

Just in time for Memorial Day, the flags fly high and proud on the recently reinstalled flagpoles!

On Sunday, May 29th the 6th Annual SSGT Jeremy Redding Motorcycle Ride will leave the rear of M.O.M.s Restaurant located at 1039 Baltimore Street, Hanover at 1:00 PM and arrive at Mount Olivet Cemetery shortly thereafter.  Look for the flagpoles in the Garden of Honor, facing towards the Giant Grocery Store. Contact Steve Redding, 717-451-5849 with your questions.

On Monday, May 30th Hanover’s Memorial Day Observance will commence at the Soldiers Monument in Mount Olivet Cemetery following the end of the parade, which begins about 8:30 AM.  The Soldiers Monument is located inside the gate at the cemetery office.

Mount Olivet Cemetery is located at 725 Baltimore Street, Hanover, PA.

On behalf of Mount Olivet Cemetery, we wish you a safe and memorable holiday.

Memorial Day Weekend Events Planned

What are you doing this Memorial Day weekend?  Mount Olivet Cemetery will once again host two events.  Why not plan to attend one or both with your family. Our cemetery is located on 725 Baltimore Street in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Attention all Bikers!! Everyone who rides a motorcycle is invited to join us for the 6th Annual SSGT Jeremy Redding Memorial Motorcycle Ride on Sunday, May 29, 2016.  The ride begins at 1:00 PM leaving from the rear parking lot of M.O.M.S Restaurant 1039 Baltimore Street, Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331. This ride is open to all motorcycle riders. Questions can be directed to Steve Redding at 717-451-5859. The ride benefits the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, and donations will be accepted.

Photograph courtesy of Alan Pototsky, www.WhileYouCheer.com photography

Monday, May 30, 2016

Who doesn’t love a parade?!  parade image

Hanover’s annual Memorial Day Parade and Observance will begin about 8:30 AM on Carlisle Street and proceed to Mount Olivet Cemetery.  The Memorial Day Observance will begin following the parade. Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day 2016.

Garden of Innocence Program



On Saturday, May 7, 2016 Hanover Hospital and Panebaker Funeral Home will hold a ceremony for those who have experienced a pregnancy loss.

The ceremony begins at 11 AM in Mount Olivet Cemetery, 725 Baltimore Street, Hanover.  Enter through the stone (main entrance), pass the fountain, and proceed back through the cemetery. Details are on the flyer.

Questions about the program or to register by May 2nd, can be directed to Eric Stenman, Chaplain by calling 717-316-6905.