Barrar Lauds Enactment of Honor Guard Burial Details at Washington Crossing National Cemetery
7/27/2011

Rep. Stephen E. Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) today participated in a ceremonial bill signing for House Bill 345, now Act 38 of 2011, which will allow the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to arrange for Honor Guard burial details at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Bucks County. 

“Those men and women who will be entombed in Washington Crossing National Cemetery have served their country honorably in the U.S. military and have earned the right to a fitting military funeral,” said Barrar.  “These services are an important display of respect for the fallen, and offer a poignant tribute for mourners.” 

Honor Guard burial details include proper flag folding and presentation to the family and the playing of taps.  Similar services are offered at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Lebanon County. 

Barrar, who is the Majority Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, helped to usher Rep. Scott Petri’s (R-Bucks) bill through the legislative process.  The legislation was officially signed by Gov. Tom Corbett on July 7. 

Corbett also signed legislation to designate State Route 18 in Big Beaver Borough, Beaver County, as the Vietnam Veterans of America Memorial Highway. 

State Representative Steve Barrar
160th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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Reps. Stephen E. Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) and Scott Petri (R-Bucks) witnessed Gov. Tom Corbett’s ceremonial signing of legislation to provide for Honor Guard burial details at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Bucks County.

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