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Warrington ceremony to include addition of local veteran to memorial wall


Warrington Township will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, rain or shine, at the Igoe Porter Wellings (IPW) Memorial Field, 3095 Bradley Road, Chalfont (Warrington Township).

During the ceremony, the Warrington Township Veteran Affairs Committee will recognize Charles D. Baxter, United States Navy, Korea, a local veteran who has been approved to be added to the Memorial Wall for 2023.

The event will also feature a wreath presentation by Dennis Igoe. Igoe’s brother Bill, a resident of Warrington, died on July 11, 1967, while serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Bill Igoe is one of the individuals for whom the park is named. Remarks will be made by state Rep. Brian Munroe (D-144), state Sen. Frank Farry (R-6), and U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-1). Township officials and first responders will also be in attendance.

“Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. The purpose of Memorial Day is to memorialize the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country,” said John Scala, chairman, Warrington Township Veteran Affairs Committee. “We are proud to be a part of Warrington Township’s annual Memorial Day ceremony that honors and recognizes citizens from our community who served our country.”

There will be a posting and retreat of colors by Civil Air Patrol Squadron 902 and music by the Veterans Association of Military Musicians, including a salute to veterans in attendance with a medley of service anthems representing the branches of the United States military. The event is free, open to the public, and members of the community will have the opportunity to stand and recognize a veteran during the ceremony. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony, courtesy of Mission BBQ and Sal’s Pizza & Steaks.

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