Wednesday July 25, 2012
EP Henry, a family-owned American business that specializes in manufacturing Hardscaping™ products such as garden stone, patio brick and more, recently announced their involvement in the Air Advisors Memorial at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. Located in New Hanover Township, the Air Advisors Memorial will be the country's first to honor all fallen air advisors, including the nine members of the NATO Air Training Command who were killed while on duty in Afghanistan in April 2011.
The memorial was built by students from The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades with materials donated by EP Henry, including paving stones, Cast Veneer Stone and concrete masonry units. The outdoor memorial is in the shape of the Air Advisors symbol: two stacked "A"s. The larger, outer graduated A-frame wall is home to plaques with the names of those honored and the smaller, inner graduated A-frame holds a plaque dedicating the memorial to all of the fallen Air Advisors. The memorial also features a Hardscaped surface area and water feature.
"We're proud to be part of such a meaningful project," said J.C. Henry III, president and CEO of EP Henry. "As an American company with more than a hundred years of history, only U.S.-made products and three former company owners having served in the armed forces, we truly value the sacrifices of individuals who protect the American way of life. Participating in this memorial is an honor and we're so grateful for the opportunity to show our support and appreciation."
Groundbreaking of the memorial took place on April 9, 2012 and paver installation began the week of May 14, 2012. The memorial's dedication will be on July 27, 2012, with families of the fallen and Congressman Jon Runyan, General Edward Rice, Major General David W. Allvin, Major General Timothy M. Zadalis, Colonel J. Olaf Holm and Lieutenant Colonel Sally Stenton in attendance.