The Uwchlan Township Board of Supervisors has announced its latest addition to Baird Park and the township campus with a memorial honoring all veterans and their families.
The memorial proudly sits alongside the historic Uwchlan trail, and will serve as a place of tranquility and remembrance where families, friends, and individuals can pause to remember not only their loved ones, but all veterans who have served their country.
The idea for such a memorial was championed by a group of Uwchlan Township veterans who believed that a memorial would be a beautiful addition to the trail system. Its U-shaped stone wall features five stone pillars, each adorned with a bronze medallion representing one of the five branches of the U.S. armed forces.
At night, the memorial, as well as the U.S. and POW flags, will be lit, adding to its significance and importance.
“This memorial honors all veterans who served and defended their country,” said Joseph E. Toner III, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “We are so proud to integrate it into our trail system and township campus, and hope it will serve as a reminder that we can never take our freedom for granted.”
The dedication will take place July 8 at 2 PM at 715 North Ship Road in Exton.
“We invite all to join us for this event – and for all future events to be scheduled throughout the year – at the memorial,” said Toner.
Veterans can be honored with a paver, engraved with their name, branch of service, rank, dates, and other significant information. The pavers are available for purchase. Interested parties can call the township directly at 610-363-9450 or visit http://www.uwchlan.com/.