The West Rockhill Township Veterans Memorial was established in 2005 to recognize and honor the military service of all West Rockhill Township residents who selflessly served our nation. The initial project was undertaken by local Veterans Fred Diseroad (Air Force), Project Chairman, Allyn Grubb (Marine Corps), Project Co-Chair, and Charles Guenst (Army), Project Co-Chair, along with the West Rockhill Township Park & Recreation Committee. The original project consisted of five bronze plaques containing 391 Veteran names, with a central plaque recognizing the branches of service. The plaques are mounted on a concrete slab, resting on large boulders that were gathered from Charles Guenst’s property.
In 2019, the West Rockhill Township Park and Recreation Committee undertook an initiative to obtain additional names of resident Veterans who were not listed on the initial project. In 2020 a sixth bronze plaque, containing 74 names, was added to the memorial. The new plaque will be dedicated on November 8, 2020.
The memorial is the focal point of James Memorial Park and is central to the park’s walking path. A garden and brick patio provide a lovely surrounding, all backed by our nation’s flag. The memorial is a way for visitors and future generations to remember our township’s Veterans, by providing a lasting tribute for years to come.
The Perkasie News Herald did an article on the event you can read it here.
2020 Plaque Donors:
A huge “Thank You” to the local businesses and individuals who helped financially support the 2020 additional bronze plaque. Please support our local businesses who give so much to make our community a better place.
Carolyn GeigerFriends of David CollingwoodWest Rockhill Twp Historical SocietyGarner Bros. Heating & ACODRA, LLCFred & Maria DiseroadGrim, Biehn & ThatcherAnderson Engineering Assoc, Inc.C. Wynn Associates, Inc.Jill & Andrew SchlosserGreg LippincottWashington HouseNaceville Hotel – J&Z Incorporated**G.A. Peak Excavating, Inc.Charles GuenstEmil DavcoDonald StubbsLuke DixonLapp’s LandscapeArielle Country InnSuzanne ClarkePennridge Regional PBAWilliam & Marie ThomasRoy Ann DinerJohn M. Horne & Deborah A. HorneMike FlagPizza Pub **Karen Ackerman & FamilyLee FebingerPaul ClymerMartha A. OttoGenevieve Dunkle**Jim & Ada MillerMichelle & Peter MarksKenneth WasserJames FliteJohn GuinaneLois KernenDavid ReissJay KeyserDerstine’s Inc.Derstine’s Veterinary ConsultantsJoan MarkleyWarehouse Battery Outlet
The Park & Recreation Committee, with your help, has acquired 74 additional names to be added to the Veteran’s Memorial at James Park. The memorial plaques are designed to honor and remember West Rockhill residents (past or present) who served in our military. A dedication ceremony for the new plaque is planned for November 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Mark your calendar and come join us in honoring these dedicated men and women of our community who have served our country!
Memorial Brick Patio
If you wish to purchase a Memorial Brick for the patio, please fill out a Veteran's Memorial Brick Order Form and submit it to the Township. There are small or larger bricks available for purchase. Memorial bricks are for anyone to purchase to honor a loved one, group or individual.