Mount Rose Cemetery "Defenders of the Flag" Gravesites
*** NOTE: These Have Been Donated to the American Legion ***

Melanie's mother, Mary Goodwin, has four (4) gravesites at Mount Rose Cemetery in York, Pennsylvania, that she would like to donate to the families of U.S. military veterans. They are located in the "Defenders of the Flag" area of the grounds, near the flagpole and cannon. Being in this reserved section, only honorably discharged veterans and their immediate family members are eligible to be laid to rest there.

These plots are currently selling for $1,795 each, but a qualified veteran is welcome to any or all of them for free. Mount Rose Cemetery charges a $95 fee for ownership transfer paperwork. It is flat fee whether you take one or all four.

Since this is a gift, there is an expectation that you will not resell these burial plots and take a profit from the sale. There are many fellow vets who can benefit from Melanie's mother's generosity.

Marlet Goodwin, Melanie's father, served in the Merchant Marines as a diesel engine mechanic toward the end of World War II, and spent his tour in Panama and Italy. He purchased the plots for himself and family, but then later bought plots in a different cemetery where his and Mary's family are buried.

If you are interested in the burial plots, please send me an e-mail at, and I will provide the information needed for the transfer.


Posted on January 7, 2015

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