A long-anticipated milestone in the construction of the Bucks County Global War on Terror Memorial took place on the morning of Monday, March 24 in the Courthouse Memorial Courtyard. County Commissioner Charles H. Martin joined Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 175 Commander Rich Scott and Memorial Fundraising Chair Ed Lopez to put shovel to earth on the site of the Memorial, which will honor 21 Bucks County heroes lost in the line of duty since 2001.
As welders forged some of the metal pieces that will form the ornate Memorial in the background, Commander Scott thanked the collaboration of donors who have raised more than $150,000 for the project. He called it the biggest project in the history of the Doylestown-based VFW Post 175, reminding attendees that a dedication ceremony has been scheduled for Friday, May 16 at 2 p.m.
Commissioner Martin praised VFW Post 175 for its commitment to the Memorial effort, adding that the project enjoys full support from his Commissioner colleagues, Robert G. Loughery, chairman, and Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia. Construction on the project will proceed over the upcoming weeks.
|Global War on Terror Honored Heroes |
| Mark C. Baum – U.S. Army |
| Edward W. Brabazon – U.S. Army |
|Kurt E. Krout - U.S. Army |
| Robert H. Dembowski – U.S. Army |
| Travis L. Manion -U.S. Marine Corps |
| Nathaniel E. DeTample – U.S. Army |
| Robert T. Mininger – U.S. Marine Corps |
| Allen J. Dunckley – U.S. Army |
|Kenneth B. Elwell – U.S. Army |
| Jae S. Moon - U.S. Army |
| Brian R. Faunce - US. Army |
| Patrick R. Nixon - US me Corps |
| William J. Maher, III – U.S. Army |
| Kristofor T. Stonesifer - U.S. Army |
| Maurice J. Johnson - U.S. Army |
|Shawn M. Suzch - U.S. Army |
| Liam Nevins – U.S. Army |
| Colby J. Umbrell - U.S. Army |
| Eric Shellenberger – U.S. Navy |