Grant funds will help complete near decade-long work on memorial project
HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced $50,000 in funding to support the completion of the Bradford County Veteran’s Memorial Park in Towanda.
The grant will help fund the expansion and improvement of the existing memorial, including the construction of a rotunda housing a unique bronze statue known as “The Quintessential Soldier.” The supporting legs of the rotunda will also honor each of the five branches of the military.
“The Bradford County Veteran’s Memorial is a fine tribute to all of the brave men and women from Bradford County who selflessly served our great Nation,” said Sen. Yaw, a fellow veteran. “This site honors their lives in a way that few other tributes can, and I am honored to help fund the completion of a monument to these brave heroes.”
A partnership between the Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park Association and the Borough of Towanda, the memorial project stands as a stonework honorarium focusing on those who have served from 1775 to the present day.
“Speaking on behalf of the hardworking volunteer associates I have been honored to meet while working on this humbling project, I can honestly say to each; “after so many years, well done compatriots, prepare to stand down,” said Joe Doherty of the Bradford County Veteran’s Memorial Park Association. “In speaking to the citizens of our county, I can honestly say that we felt it an honor to be of service to you and your family. Thanks be to God, this project now faces completion.”
The grant was awarded through the state’s Redevelopment Capital Assistance Program (RACP). RACP is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.
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Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff