Montour County Memorial Park Committee
Montour County Veterans Affairs Office
114 Woodbine Lane, Suite 105
Danville, PA 17821
HERE TO VIEW PICS OF THE MONUMENTS
To: The Veteran and Citizens of Montour County
The War Memorial Monuments at the Montour County Memorial Park have
fallen victims to the ravages of climate and increasing air pollution.
Because of this, the Montour County Commissioners, The Borough of Danville,
the Montour County Veterans, and many citizens who have relatives and kin
inscribed on the monuments, have formed the Montour County Memorial Park
Committee in order to restore the monuments and to provide for their subsequent
care. Like many things these days, effort is not enough; professional care
and expertise for rehabilitation are required. This means money.
Our hope in that individual contributions will carry the day. Some federal
and state grants are available and may be sought. Right now, however, we
are pinning our efforts, and hope to rely on, individuals and businesses
within Montour County and surrounding communities. We also hope that each
individual or business will find the wherewithal to contribute whatever
they can, no matter how big or small, no matter if it is collective or
The first goal is to find about $30,000 so that work and cleaning may
begin as soon as possible; more perhaps, later on, to continue the work
in perpetuity. First we must salvage these precious artifacts before the
damage gets beyond all control. If funds are available after the main repairs
are done, Revolutionary War and Persian Gulf War monuments might be added.
There is a popular demand to do so.
Our first recommendation is that you visit the park. Many of you will
find there are friends, neighbors, and relatives inscribed on those tablets.
When you do visit the park, please note the Civil War Monument. It is indeed
the most in need of repair. Other monuments need lesser repair according
to their age and exposure. Sad, but true, there are signs of desecration
that should be remedied. The Borough of Danville has done an exceptional
job in keeping the grounds on which the monuments stand, and this should
add to the pleasure of your trip.
Your donation will be gratefully accepted. It can be mailed to the Veterans
Affairs Office using the address above. A special account has been established
and you may send donations directly to:
The Montour County Veterans Memorial Fund
Memorial Restoration Fund
FNB Bank, N.A Acct. No.2912-14523
P.O. Box 275
Danville, PA 17821
If you use the bank, a teller will take your donation, but please be
sure the exact account number is evident.
The Montour County Commissioners, the Borough of Danville, and the veterans
and friends of the Montour County Memorial Park Committee thank you for
your attention in this matter. This is a large part of our county's heritage.
We need your help and hope you will not forget us.
VISITORS since 4-22-01
President of MCMPC and
Montour County Veterans Affairs Officer