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Herndon Armed Forces
                  Memorial Park Fund


In early 2012 several residents and the Herndon Borough launched an initiative to resurrect the town’s World War II Honor Roll Board. It was first dedicated in 1943 and listed the names of 79 men and women who were born and raised in Herndon and who served on active duty at that time.

A search began for a suitable setting for the board. At the end of 2013 we were the recipients of a property donated by the Sitlinger family, right across the street from the bank, at 114 N. Main Street in Herndon. Their generosity provided us with an ideal setting to broaden our reach to include an Armed Forces Memorial Park, which will honor those who have served our country and those who are serving now. The Honor Roll Board will be the centerpiece of our park.

Our Phase One fund raising goal was achieved primarily through donations from family and friends of the Honor Roll Board, and local businesses. This phase included excavating the site, and building an aesthetically pleasing stone and concrete retaining wall, and erecting a 30-foot pole for the American flag. Herndon’s World War II Honor Roll Board has also been restored, and can be seen now, temporarily on display at the site. It will be permanently installed in the spring.

Our Phase Two goal was focused on securing funds to create a paved walkway, and other areas within the park. We have also met that goal, thanks to continuing contributions, and a very successful Basket/Thirty One Bingo fund raising event at the Herndon Fire Company. We will complete Phase Two of the project this spring.  

We hope to complete Phase Three of the Veterans Memorial Park this summer by adding seating, landscaping, and an entry way designed to create an environment of quiet reverence. We have launched a Buy-A-Paver in the Walkway campaign to assist in funding Phase Three. The pavers will allow you to be part of the park with the names of veterans and active duty armed forces personnel.

Mail contributions to:
Herndon Armed Forces Memorial Fund, Po Box 343, Herndon, Pa. 17830


Direct inquiries to:
Jim Inch 570-259-4154 or Judi Deppen 570-274-4982 (Call or Text)


CLICK HERE FOR JUNE 2015 UPDATE




ENGRAVED BRICK FUNDRAISER

Bricks can be purchased to honor a Veteran or someone on active duty.

      CLICK: For additional information and order form


 
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