HONOR * EDUCATE * CELEBRATE
In November 2007, Lower Makefield Township held their first ever Veterans Day Parade. Following the parade, a wreath laying ceremony was performed at the end point of the parade - in "Pocket" Park. It was shortly after this event that a committee was formed to explore the possibility of placing a veterans monument at this location. Since that time, the all-volunteer Veterans Committee has worked countless hours meeting, fundraising, designing, coordinating, and working with the township to make this idea a reality.
UPDATE: 6 June 2012: The LMT Veterans Committee had to scale back our original design. While the committee hoped to be able to build what we originally planned to build, cost constraints forced us to make a tough decision. Our design team came up with what we felt was also a wonderful design and fitting tribute to our local veterans. We hope the community will continue to rally behind our efforts as this extremely worthwhile project continues to move forward. We are still accepting donations as we have not quite reached our fundraising goal.
Our goal is to create a timeless monument to honor veterans while making Veterans Square an attractive park where residents can gather with family, friends, and neighbors for both public and informal events. We hope to create an opportunity to educate the children of our community about the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women in a fun, interactive manner.
Our committee is comprised of veterans, family members of veterans, and everyday citizens. Our design team, consisitng of an architect, landscape architect, an architect who specializes in historic preservation, and a sculptor, considered the concepts of veterans, community, education, and the environment. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to learn more about this very worthwhile project. Please help us by helping to spread the word, making a tax-deductible* contribution, purchasing a "Freedom Paver," or supporting us in some way.
*as part of a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, your contribution may be tax deductible - consult a tax professional