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
firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will provide the information
needed for the transfer.
Posted on January 7, 2015