About the Hampden Township Veterans Recognition Committee
“Hampden Township’s military tradition is a strong one. Not only do we have the history, but we are home to veterans from all branches of military service. They are our family, friends, coworkers and neighbors. As a member of a military family, I understand the sacrifices our veterans have made to preserve our way of life. We started this committee to honor our township’s veterans and now we want to create a memorial that’s worthy of the sacrifices they made for country.”
– Gary Coburn, Chair
The Hampden Township Veterans Recognition Committee plans to transform 17 acres into a multi-use park with trails and other recreational facilities. The park will be anchored by the Captain Leon Lock Veterans Memorial Park where members of the community can gather for celebrations and observances. The memorial will feature an amphitheatre concept centered around the five flags of the military branches. The memorial will be visible from Interstate 81 and other area roadways. It will be a proud and public symbol for our veterans.
Committee Meetings (open to the public) are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Hampden Township Municipal Building (2nd Floor Conference Room).