November 30, 2023

ANNVILLE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial not too long ago reopened to the general public. Positioned at Indiantown Hole Nationwide Cemetery in Annville, Lebanon County, the memorial was closed on Oct. 7, 2022 for structural repairs. 

The memorial, which was devoted in 2001, is nationally acknowledged as the biggest veterans’ memorial situated in any of the nationwide cemeteries. It’s product of concrete, granite, and stone. 

Its construction has been in good situation however wanted repairs and alterations to deal with areas of injury attributable to long-term publicity to the weather. Particular repairs included re-anchoring plaques, resetting present pre-cast concrete, waterproofing partitions, changing flashing, and upgrading drainage. Flagpoles and lighting have been added as new options to honor all providers and traditions.

“This memorial is a tribute to America’s veterans for his or her devotion, patriotism, selfless service and sacrifice on behalf of us all,” stated Maj. Gen. Mark Schindler, Pennsylvania’s adjutant common and head of the Division of Navy and Veterans Affairs (DMVA). “We’re thrilled to re-open it to the general public in time for Veterans Day.  I encourage everybody to go to this iconic construction and keep in mind those that are a part of our historical past and people who are presently serving.” 

If anybody want to pay tribute to those that have served our nation, whereas additionally serving to to protect the memorial, they’ll donate to the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial Belief Fund. 

Tax-deductible donations to the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial Belief Fund could be made on-line at: www.donate.dmva.pa.gov or by sending a test made payable to the “Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial Belief Fund” and mailed to: DMVA Workplace for Veterans Affairs, Bldg. 9-26, Fort Indiantown Hole, Annville, PA 17003-5002. Donations could be made “In Honor Of,” “In Reminiscence Of” or “On Behalf Of.”

100% of donations go towards the on-going maintenance resembling landscaping, lighting, and fountains in addition to wanted upkeep for structural and beauty parts all through the memorial. 

For details about any of the DMVA’s providers or applications for veterans, go to: www.veterans.pa.gov or observe us at: www.fb.com/padmva or www.twitter.com/padmva.