Friday, September 28, 2007

Looking For Loved Ones Lost During War

Has your family lost a service member during combat operations? Please let us know so we can honor them on the Memorial Walk.

Background of the Bridge

The bridge was named to honor the sacrifices of Grove City area residents who have perished during military action. Our goal is to honor these heroes with a Memorial Walk that features bronze plaques with the names of those who have perished.

The namesake of the bridge, Shawn A. Graham, graduated from Grove City high school and shortly joined the Marines. After serving in the Marines, Graham found himself in Texas, where he joined the Texas National Guard after the terror attacts in 2001. Graham was killed in combat operations in Iraq. He is survived by his wife, who resides in Texas. His family still resides in the borough and surrounding area.

This blog is the product of a group of citizens who wish to see our local military heroes honored by collecting names and raising money to create a Memorial Walk on the Staff Sergeant Shawn A. Graham Veterans Memorial Bridge. The group is made up of local politicians and military family members.