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Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for updated Quakertown memorial


The Borough of Quakertown and the Quakertown Veteran’s Memorial Revitalization Committee hosed a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the updated Veterans War Memorial Nov. 19 in Memorial Park.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony included speakers from the John Rivers Memorial VFW Post 11322, American Legion, Quakertown Borough, a 21-gun salute by the American Legion, playing of Taps, and the ribbon cutting by family members of individuals recognized on the memorial.

The Quakertown Veteran’s Memorial Revitalization Committee raised over $75,000 for the revitalization project, which was made possible through significant support of local businesses and the community. The Borough of Quakertown committed to providing the labor and equipment to assist with the project.

The Veterans War Memorial was updated by the Borough Public Works Department to include the installation of new flag poles to represent all of the military branches, two shade structures to cover new park benches, installation of branch medallions and donor plaques, and updated site lighting, landscaping and restoration of the monument.