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Dedication Ceremony for Bucks County Global War on Terror Memorial Planned

The memorial, a project by the Doylestown VFW, will be located in the courtyard of the Bucks County Courthouse.

The Bucks County Global War on Terror Memorial is under construction and a May 16 dedication has been planned. Credit Facebook
The Bucks County Global War on Terror Memorial is under construction and a May 16 dedication has been planned. Credit Facebook

A dedication ceremony for the Bucks County Global War on Terror Memorial has been scheduled for May 16 at 2 p.m.

The memorial, a project by the Doylestown VFW, will be located in the courtyard of the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown. It will honor the memories of Bucks County soldiers who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The design includes four sections constructed of brick and aluminum with a centerpiece that features a section of runway from the United States Air Force Base in Bagram, Afghanistan. 

Photo boxes on the exterior will contain pictures of 'firsts' achieved during the war, including women in combat, an all-volunteer force, unmanned warfare such as drones and robots, and advancements in armored combat vehicles. Other sections will be devoted to the combat environment of Iraq and Afghanistan and technology used to prosecute the war.

The interior will feature a checkerboard of photo boxes with photographs and biographical information provided by the families of those being memorialized. Since the start of the Global War on Terror, Bucks County has lost 19 men and one woman on the battlefield.

The plan, according to Col. Gregory Marston, chairperson of the memorial design committee, is to have visitors 100 years from now view the finished Global War on Terror Memorial and get an understanding of the war and Bucks County's sacrifices.

Donations to the Global War on Terror Memorial fund can be made via the VFW website or by sending a check to: Doylestown Post 175 GWOT Memorial Fund, PO Box 1533, Doylestown, PA 18901.

J.K. Beaver April 15, 2014 at 11:09 AM
Thank you Sara it is nice to see something more about this great project.
Rich Scott April 17, 2014 at 01:41 PM
The Memorial is a project of Doylestown Post 175 - Veterans of Foreign Wars. The project is called The Bucks County Global War on Terrorism Memorial. It will honor those from Bucks County who lost their lives in the line of duty since 9/11 2001 . There are 20 men and one woman to be memorialized. Contributions can be made at www.bucksgwot.org SECURELY

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