Clifford PA near Elk Mountain, Susquehanna County, Northeast, PA
Veterans Memorial  

Honoring Their Sacrifice
Clifford Township Veteran's Memorial
Veterans Memorial Dedication
Sunday, July 2, 2006 at the Clifford Township Building

A very special "Thank You" from the Clifford Township Community Alliance and Sgt. John "Jack" Tellep, USA (Ret), Veterans Memorial Chairperson, for everyone's support to make the Veterans Memorial a success.

    Gentex Corporation
    Community Bank & Trust Company
    Peoples National Bank
    North Eastern Telephone Company
    Masters Ready Mix Concrete
    Kochmer Quarries, in memory of Joseph Kochmer, Founder
    Grecco's Supply Co., Inc., in memory of Ralph Grecco
    Mrs. Rose Connor, flag & flagpole in memory of Army SSgt. Albert Connor,
    and Marine PFC Francis J. Connor, and A.J. Connor
    Knowlton & Sons Masonry Contractors
    Ladies Auxiliary Clifford Twp. Volunteer Fire Company
    Mountain View Garden Club
    Monuments by Parise
    Walczak Lumber Company
    State Aggregates
    and everyone who purchased bricks and donated time and effort.

To download a Veterans Memorial Dedication Program, click here.

Constructing a Memorial

To view photos of the construction project from the initial artist sketch, through the process of building a wall, laying bricks and replacing the flag pole, to the completed Veterans Memorial, click here.

The Proposed Veterans Memorial

A Veterans Memorial will be built in the spring of 2006. A field stone wall with a recessed 3 ft. by 4 ft. piece of blue stone will honor veterans with an engraved message. In front of the wall on the ground will be red bricks laid in the shape of a "V" for veteran. Each brick will have the name of a township resident who died while on active duty. In order to commemorate their sacrifice, help is needed to track down the identity of these heroes who fought in conflicts from the Civil War to the Persian Gulf War. Behind the wall will be a new flag pole and the entire site will have lighting.

Purchase an Engraved Brick

In order to raise money for this memorial, additional veteran bricks will be located around the perimeter of the memorial and non-veteran bricks will be located in the walkway to the memorial.

The engraved bricks cost $50 each. The bricks may be ordered by anyone, not just Clifford Township residents and may be purchased in honor of anyone, living or deceased, male or female and may include a brief message.

For the man or woman with everything, it would make an excellent remembrance. For anyone with a friend or relative in the service, it is a solemn tribute to their sacrifice. The bricks are also a unique and long-lasting gift! Businesses and organizations are welcome to purchase bricks also. The sale of these bricks will pay for the construction of the memorial.

Those wishing to make a monetary donation may send a check to:

CTCA Veteran's Memorial Fund
P.O. Box 442
Clifford, PA 18413 USA

For more information, call Chris Marcho at 570-222-5808.