Veterans’ Field on Sardis Road is familiar to many in the community because of lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, family gatherings and picnics but probably few are aware that it gets its name from the Korean and Vietnam War Veterans’ Memorial that stands proudly at the edge of the field. The Kiwanis Club made this beautiful memorial possible in 1998 but now, unfortunately, the local Kiwanis Club no longer operates. Sadly, over time the memorial has fallen into disrepair and the majority of the names memorialized on the bricks can no longer be read.
At the time the memorial was created, several local residents worked tirelessly to document the stories behind the many heroes’ names on the bricks and published those stories for the community. At this time, those stories are unable to be found, as well.
The Murrysville Recreation Department is working to restore the memorial by replacing the engraved bricks with Vermont Granite pavers, which will last many years longer, in order to preserve the names of our military veterans honored there. Anyone with information regarding the Stories Behind the Bricks or the veterans currently honored at the Veterans’ Field monument should contact the Recreation Department.
Veterans' and Emergency Services Monument
Murrysville Community Park's Veterans' and Emergency Services monument honors those who have served and are serving our country and community. Completed in 2010, the granite monument boasts logos of all branches of service and our community's emergency service departments. Vermont granite pavers are available by donation to honor a loved one at this beautiful memorial.
Engraved Memorial Granite Paver
Consider remembering a loved one or saluting our veterans, active duty, reserve, and emergency services personnel with an engraved memorial granite paver at the Veterans' and Emergency Services Monument at Murrysville Community Park. What a wonderful tribute! For a $100.00 contribution, your paver will be engraved and installed for years of enjoyment and honor at the Memorial. Please call the Recreation Department for more information or complete a Paver Form. Once the form is received and approved, applicant will be prompted for payment before engraving and installation will begin.
Townsend Park Flagpole
Townsend Park is also home to a beautiful flagpole and American flag, which is maintained by American Legion Post 711.
About our Veterans Organizations & Emergency Services
For more information about our Veterans' Organizations and our community Emergency Services, please visit our Get Involved page, which includes links to all of their websites.