We Salute Our Veterans – Continuing the Love and Honor

The American Revolutionary War ended over 200 years ago, yet two groups, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Sons of the American Revolution, continue to honor those who fought for the freedom we have today.

Taken from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 50th Anniversary Yearbook:

“The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded October 11, 1890 for historic, educational, and patriotic service: (1) to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; (2) to carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people; (3) to cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.”

In 2017, Hanover’s Colonel Richard McCalister Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will celebrate its 90-year anniversary.

Lucy Forney-Bittinger built and donated a beautiful chapel as a monument of to honor her ancestors and for future generations to use in memorializing their loved ones. The chapel features bronze tablets depicting several of the members of the Forney and Bittinger families who served during the American Revolutionary War. Built of local limestone and of wood from a family farm, the chapel represents the love, honor, and patriotic values of all men who served during the American Revolutionary War.

Join us in honoring our Veterans in two upcoming events.

“We Salute Our Veterans” Observance held at Mount Olivet Cemetery with the flag-salute-silhouetteGod Bless America Motor Cycle Color Guard  Sunday, November 6, 2016 beginning at 2:00 PM in the cemetery’s Garden of Honor.

Wreaths Across America emblemThe “Wreaths Across America,” will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016 beginning at 11:50 AM at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

 

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I have a personal connection to Mount Olivet Cemetery, and that started with this tombstone of Ida May Sherman. My research has gone beyond my ancestors to the discovery of the historic mysteries that lie within the cemetery.

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