ANNVILLE – The Memorial Day holiday is a yearly reminder that the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial located at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Lebanon County, stands in lasting tribute to those who served our state and nation in times of war and peace. This monument is nationally recognized as the largest veteran’s memorial located in any of the national cemeteries.
An ideal way to pay tribute to those who have served our country, while also helping to preserve the iconic symbol, is to donate to the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial Trust Fund.
“More than one-million men and women have died in service to our nation since World War II. Their ultimate sacrifice in defense of this nation lives on in our minds and our hearts. There is no greater place to personally pay tribute to them than visiting the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial,” said Maj. Gen. Mark Schindler, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA). “All donations help maintain the memorial for future generations to visit and reflect on the sacrifices of the state’s veterans.”
One hundred percent of donations go toward the upkeep such as landscaping, lighting, and fountains as well as needed maintenance for structural and cosmetic components throughout the memorial. Donations, which are tax-deductible, are more important now than ever as the memorial needs structural repairs caused by 20 years of exposure to the elements.
Donations can be made to the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial Trust Fund online at www.donate.dmva.pa.gov or by sending a check made payable to the “Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial Trust Fund” and mailed to: DMVA Office for Veterans Affairs, Bldg. 9-26, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003-5002. Donations can be made “In Honor Of,” “In Memory Of” or “On Behalf Of.”
Anyone interested in supporting additional veteran’s causes can visit www.donate.dmva.pa.gov to consider contributing to the Veterans’ Trust Fund, the Military Family Relief Assistance Program or any of the six Veterans Homes Resident Welfare Funds.