New Tripoli Bank Donates $60,000 to Northwestern Lehigh Veterans’ Memorial Construction
November 19, 2020
New Tripoli Bank has donated $60,000 toward the construction of a permanent memorial in Ontelaunee Park, New Tripoli, to honor our local Veterans. The construction of the memorial is being overseen by the Northwestern Lehigh Veterans Memorial Committee which is made up of residents from Heidelberg, Lynn, Lowhill, and Weisenberg Townships.
The committee is looking to raise $300,000 in total toward the Veterans memorial. If people are interested in contributing to the memorial, donations can be made at the committee’s website at https://nwlehighvetsmemorial.org/product/donation/
The mission of this memorial is to list the names of all local residents who have served in the United States military from the Revolutionary War up to the present day, with provisions in place to add future Veterans’ names to the memorial. These names will be engraved on granite panels and accompanied by an electronic database of Veterans’ service experience accessible on the committee’s website for use by family members and historians.
New Tripoli Bank and the memorial committee hope the memorial will serve as a solemn place for all residents to visit and remember the Veterans who have gone before us, as well as recognize those actively serving to protect our country today. They look forward to giving local school districts the opportunity to visit the memorial and get a local perspective on the history and contributions of local Veterans.
From left to right: Donald Christ, NWLVetMC Committee President; Dave Hunsicker, New Tripoli Bank President, Chairman & CEO; Willard Snyder, New Tripoli Bank Chairman Emeritus; David Keller, NWLVetMC Committee Member; John Hayes, New Tripoli Bank EVP and Chief Lending Officer; Willard Dellicker, NWLVetMC Secretary