Tuesday March 25, 2014
The Bucks County Global War on Terrorism Memorial
Expected to be Completed in May
Woodbury NJ-March 25, 2014- Yesterday, officials broke ground on The Bucks County Global War on Terror Memorial, the latest EP Henry HeroScaping project, located at the Bucks County Courthouse.
Sponsored by Doylestown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 175, the memorial will honor the lives of the Armed Forces lost in the war on terrorism. EP Henry is donating all of the Hardscaping™ products through its HeroScaping program, the company's Active Military and Veterans Donation Program.
"We're honored to be part of this project memorializing local heroes that have been lost in the line of service," said EP Henry CEO, J.C. Henry. "As a family company with three former owners having served, this is a cause that is close to our hearts."
Expected to be completed in May, the memorial is designed to resemble a globe. The interior of the globe will tell the stories of those memorialized, while the exterior will depict the war itself. The memorial will honor 21 Bucks County natives of the Armed Forces who lost their lives in the line of duty:
- 15 United States Army Soldiers
- Four United States Marines
- One who served in both the Marines and Army
- One who served in both the Marines and Navy
Formalized into a program in 2012, EP Henry's HeroScaping program has contributed over $325,000 in materials, labor and monetary contributions to military-related projects and organizations.
A significant part of HeroScaping since its inception is the donation of products to repair and improve the outdoor living spaces of military families and community locations in need of rebuilding or constructing, including veterans' monuments, memorials, municipal buildings and school park areas.
About EP Henry
EP Henry (www.ephenry.com) is the premier family-owned and operated manufacturer of unit concrete products in North America. The company supplies Hardscaping™ - a term it coined - and architectural concrete masonry products, all of which are 100 percent American-made, to homeowners and businesses. Headquartered in Woodbury, NJ, EP Henry was founded in 1903. Long time Hardscaping Sponsor of the Philadelphia International Flower Show, EP Henry is also proud to be the paver of choice for the Statue of Liberty grounds reconstruction.
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Photo Caption - groundbreaking ceremony. Left to right: Sergeant Robert Bray, United States Army; Ed Krensel, Doylestown Post 175 VFW; Richard Scott, Doylestown Post 175 VFW and Memorial Chair; Charley Martin, Bucks County Commissioner; Ed Lopez, Doylestown Post 175 VFW and Memorial Fundraising Chair; Steve Brauns, Brauns, Inc. and Memorial Designer and Contractor; Captain Robert Semanoff, United States Army
Dedication Ceremony (Friday, May 16, 2014) and Construction Photos