• Our Mission

    Mount America Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization that serves Veterans, Active Duty and National Guard/Reserve Service Members, First Responders, their families, and the families of those who paid the ultimate price. Through our efforts and partnerships with other organizations, we develop and provide programs that help reconcile the physical and emotional effects of combat to foster hope, understanding, and success.

    Leveraging the values and discipline of military service, the Mount America Foundation develops young people as American citizens of character. Our programs and partnerships create challenges to develop teamwork and leadership skills creating experiences that teach respect, responsibility and good citizenship.


    Let's help Veterans, Servicemembers, First Responders, and their families

    build a better future for themselves and the Nation.


  • Honoring the Fallen


    Some of our donors have honored the fallen


    1st Lt. Gerald N. Brennan

    1st Lt. John R. Cellucci, USA Korea

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    John Hanaway WWII

    Lt. Commander Patrick Jude Murphy

    Spc. 4 Craig Ray Schoenbaum

    A. Matthew Schuh , USMC

    Cpl. John Ways

    P.F.C.Thomas Moore Wilson, USMC WWII

    General Wallace K. Wittwer


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    With Special Thanks


    The William Penn Foundation

    Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors


    American Legion Post #405

    John Czerw - Czerw's Kielbasy

    Carol & Jack Lieberman, Captain, US Navy (Retired)

    Ben Franklin Global Forum Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation

    Wreaths Across America

    Houser's Family Auto Center

    Jeff DAmbrosio Chevrolet

    AG Industrial

    The Louis R. Laskey Family

    Alger Oil Inc.

    West Nottingham Township

    Elk Township

    Fraternal Order of Eagles 2666

    VFW J.Allison O'Daniel Post 475

    Lynn & Leo Levinson

    Brandywine Quarry, Inc

    Joseph Myers









  • Mount America Raffle!

    We Have A Winner!

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    Congratulations to our very surprised raffle winner!

    Artist, Federico Casteluccio, Jack Shaoul and Foundation VP, George Turak.

    Watch for the next raffle - coming soon!



    Prayer for a Soldier

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    The Gold Star Mothers National Foundation asked Mount America to present Frank Giordano, President of the Philly Pops, their Distinguished Service Medal for dedicating the first "I'll BeHome For Christmas" performance as "A Salute to the Military and First Responders" at the Kimmel Center for the past nine years. Also pictured, George Turak, Founder, Mount America Foundation. 2022

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    In recognition of their service and sacrifice, the United States Marine Corps was honored this year (2021).

    Lt. Gen. Ronald Coleman, USMC (Ret.) sprinkled sand from Iwo Jima atop Mount America with fellow Marines, Sgt. Jason Simms (Ret.), Cpt. Brad Mills (Ret.) and the Turaks.


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    James (Jim) Woolsey former head of the Central Intelligence Agency with William Wheatley & George Turak

    placing a bronze plaque at Mount America to honor the service and sacrifice of the CIA.

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    Michelle & George Turak with Rob O'Neill at the Gala of Courage November 2019

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    Mount America 2020 Honoree Sam Elliott

    U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps

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    Mount America 2019 Honoree, Gold Star father Charlie Strange, receiving the flag signed by all veterans.

    Pictured with him are George Turak, Purple Heart recipient, Admiral Joseph Hare and Lt. Colonel Jon Peterson.

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    The first ringing of the Sailor's Cross on Memorial Day 2019 at Mount America by Gold Star father, Charlie Strange and Patrick Mudge, a close friend of his son, Michael Strange.

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    Unveiling of the Gold Star Mothers bronze plaque at Pocono Raceway

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    Gold Star Mother Trudy Corma with George Turak.

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    Commandant of the Army War College, MG Bill Rapp with George & Michelle Turak

    at the dedication of the Soldier's Crosses at the Memorial Garden, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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    Left to right Sergeant Major Army War College, George Turak, Michelle Turak, Peggy Vosseler William Vosseler,

    Robert Hanrahan, Jean Gaherity, Peg Marchi, MG Randall Marchi and Commandant of the Army War College, MG Bill Rapp.

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    Presentation of a Sailor's Cross to the Commandant of Navy Special Warfare Group 10 by Frank & Dottie Giordano and George Turak

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    Mount America 2018 Honoree Wounded Warriors of Pennsylvania

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    Judith Young awarding George Turak the Gold Star Mothers' Distinguished Service Medal - 2018

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    Mount America 2017 Honoree Soldiers Strong

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    Mount America 2016 Honoree Frank Giordano generously donates tickets to the military, veterans and first responders for the Philly Pops Christmas Concert.

    Left to right Admiral Garry White (Ret.), Frank Giordano, Purple Heart Veteran George Turak and MG Steve Hasham (Ret.).

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    Mount America 2015 Honoree, Star McKinley, who founded Suiting Warriors in memory of her cousin Jimmy. She now provides professional attire to transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses on the path to a new career.

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    The Clemens family at the dedication of Mount America with David A Christian and the Turaks

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    Medal of Honor recipient, Harvey C. "Barney" Barnum, Jr. with Michelle Turak.

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    Mount America History


    Gray Horse Farm was purchased by Vietnam Veteran George Turak and his wife, Michelle Turak in 1999.

    About 2009, Robert Daniels said to George, "You have been back from the war for 40 years. Do you think it’s time to put up a flag?” Soon, a flag pole forty feet in height, stood proudly atop the highest point on the property. George found a life size marble sculpture of a WW1 soldier who pulls guard duty below the flag. Friend, Purple Heart recipient and sculptor, Andrew Chernak, also a veteran of the Vietnam War, created bronze Soldiers Crosses depicting the boots, helmet and weapon of the fallen. Seven of these crosses stand at the top of the hill, each twenty-one feet apart.

    Every Memorial Day a ceremony is held. Three people stand at each cross. Each person in turn says a name and rings the helmet, which sounds like a bell. Twenty-one names will be spoken in remembrance of their sacrifice for their country. Every US war is represented except WWII as we have not found the right sculpture as of today.

    In 2014 the three Clemens brothers did a crayon on canvas artwork and called the hill Mount America. The following year a bronze plaque was placed and the hill was officially named Mount America. Captain David A. Christian, one of the 50 most decorated Vietnam Veterans, did the Honor of blessing the hill at the dedication ceremony.


    In the last few years we’ve hosted several groups for activities on the property including soldiers from Walter Reed for fishing, Gold Star families to aid in their healing, and US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, our future leaders, for training.


    The Mount America Foundation was formed to carry on and expand our service to others who love our Country.


    After all, Love of Country Leads.

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    Michelle A. Turak


    P.O. Box 521 Nottingham, PA 19362



    George J. Turak (PH/RVN)

    Advisory Council

    P.O. Box 521 Nottingham, PA 19362



    William S. Vosseler (PH/RVN)


    P.O. Box 521 Nottingham, PA 19362



    Margaret A. Vosseler


    P.O. Box 521 Nottingham, PA 19362



    Dr. Cathy Greenberg, PhD

    Education Advisor

    Author, Speaker, Consultant and ICF Certified Coach



    Joseph S. Myers, MBA

    Advisory Council

    307 Fellowship Rd, Suite 202

    Mount Laurel, NJ 08054




    Garrett P. Smith

    Advisory Council

    507 Spruce Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19106