The Staff Sergeant Shawn A. Graham Veterans Memorial Bridge will be dedicated on November 10 at 10:00 am. Several speakers, a ribbon cutting, and an appearance by the Patriot Guard Riders will highlight the ceremony.
The bridge was renamed by Mercer County Commissioners in April to honor Graham, a 1989 graduate of Grove City Area High School. Graham left the area to join the Marines and was killed in Iraq while serving with the Army National Guard 124th Cavalry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division.
The ceremony is open to the public.
Speakers include State Representative Dick Stevenson, Mayor Randy Riddle, Borough Council President George Pokrant, Councilman Rich Talbert, members of the Graham family, and military personnel who served with Graham.
The Patriot Guard Riders is a national group that attends memorial functions to show respect to fallen service persons, their families, and their communities.
The Staff Sergeant Shawn A. Graham Veterans Memorial Bridge will open for traffic in mid-November.