Faith. Family. Country.
Final Resting Places for Veterans
In recognition of the sacrifices made for us by our veterans, The Catholic Cemeteries Association provides resting places in each of the diocesan cemeteries honoring those who have faithfully served our country.
The Association has also established two new sections to honor our veterans, one in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in McMurray and the other in Good Shepherd Cemetery in Monroeville. These sections are unique in that they not only provide space for the veteran and spouse, but for other family members as well.
These sections are both named after Saint Michael the Archangel, the leader of the celestial armies and the Patron Saint of soldiers. A beautiful granite memorial located in each section recognizes the priceless contributions these veterans have made to their country. Features of the memorial include insignias of the six branches of the Armed Services, etchings of scenes from some of the major conflicts in which the United States has been involved and a Roll of Honor, in which the names of veterans can be permanently inscribed.
Veterans who are honorably discharged are entitled to a free burial space in Saint Michael the Archangel sections.
CCA Veteran Highlights
This year, we at The Catholic Cemeteries Association highlighted veterans buried in our cemeteries. Submitted by loved ones and friends, we told the stories of brave veterans who sacrificed themselves for the sake of God and our country. We thank ALL veterans for their service and bravery!
We also compiled all of our CCA veterans into a video for all the enjoy and learn more about the lives and service of our brave women and men.
Memorial Day 2023
We thank God for the wonderful weather we experienced on Memorial Day this year. Thank you to all our volunteers who helped place flags on veterans’ graves and to all those who attended one of our Memorial Day services!