The Hampden Township Veterans Recognition Committee (HTVRC) is developing a Veterans Park on Hampden Township property at 4345 Marketplace Way, Enola, PA 17025. The park is anchored by the Captain Leon Lock Veterans Memorial where members of the community can gather for celebrations and observances in honor of veterans. The memorial will feature an amphitheater centered on the United States Flag and flags representing the six individual military services – Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, and the Merchant Marines. In addition, a flag pole honoring service members who are missing in action or prisoners of war will be placed near the memorial. Visible to travelers on several roadways including Interstate 81, the memorial will be a prominent display of the pride and gratitude felt by members of our community for the service and sacrifices of our veterans.
Walking through the park’s trails, visitors can view twelve beautiful granite etched monuments that commemorate conflicts the U.S. military has fought in throughout our country’s history. These Points of Remembrance monuments are etched with artwork showing prominent figures, battles, along with a brief description highlighting the number of men and women who served and made the ultimate sacrifice.
The park has benefited from the efforts of many local organizations including several Eagle Scout projects. These projects will be implemented over the next couple of years and will greatly contribute to the park’s intent to honor our veterans.
The HTVRC will host annual ceremonies observing Veterans Day and Memorial Day at the park. We hope that this park and memorial will serve as a gathering place for friends, families, and neighbors to honor the service and sacrifice of veterans.
Below is the master plan for the Hampden Township Veterans Park. Check the HTVRC website for frequent updates on the progress of the park’s construction, fundraising efforts, and community support.