Tuesday September 11, 2012
Memorial Marks the Latest Project of the Hardscaping Manufacturer’s Legacy of Support for active and veteran U.S. troops
In remembrance of those whose lives were lost during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, EP Henry has partnered with Rowan University to construct a new, on-campus memorial. The memorial will be dedicated today at 8:30 a.m., marking the eleventh anniversary of the attacks.
The memorial was designed by engineering student, Patrick Lynch, and built by students from Rowan University with materials donated by EP Henry, including Brick Stone pavers in three colors and a Tudor Wall system. The more than 2,000 square-foot outdoor memorial features a pentagon-shaped tree planter and two flagpole base enclosures encompassed within a large walkway.
“We’re honored to be part of this local memorial project,” said J.C. Henry III, President and CEO of EP Henry. “With three former company owners having served in the armed forces, we truly value the sacrifices of those individuals who serve our country and we have made supporting projects such as Rowan University’s 9/11 memorial part of our corporate culture.”
Rowan University’s 9/11 memorial is the most recent in a long list of projects toward which EP Henry has donated materials or resources in support of U.S. troops and veterans throughout the company’s 100+ year history. More recent projects include the Air Advisors Memorial at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Wrightstown, NJ and the 9/11 Memorial & Monument of the Delaware Valley in Brooklawn, NJ.
EP Henry also supports other initiatives designed to benefit American heroes. Earlier this year, the company partnered with WPVI-TV/ 6ABC Action News to conduct a Facebook fundraising campaign in support of the USO. Additionally, EP Henry launched HeroScaping™, the company’s Active Military and Veterans Donation Program, in 2012. For every submitted project installed by an EP Henry contractor, the HeroScaping program makes a donation in the name of the homeowner to one of three military organizations. As part of the Heroscaping program, EP Henry conducted a half dozen “Spring Spruce-Ups” for veterans in the Delaware Valley, which included free landscaping, Hardscaping and repairs to their outdoor spaces.