Ceremony includes the addition of three local veterans to memorial wall
Warrington Township will hold its Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Saturday, May 28th at 11:00 a.m., rain or shine, at the Igoe Porter Wellings (IPW) Memorial Fields, located at 3095 Bradley Road, Chalfont, Pa. During the ceremony, the Veteran Affairs Committee of Warrington Township will recognize three local veterans who have been approved to be added to the Memorial wall for 2022. The three honorees are:
- Andrew C. Bracy, Jr., United States Air Force, Vietnam Conflict
- Irina Garmiz, United States Army, Operation Iraqi Freedom
- Bruce W. Jackson, United States Army, Vietnam Conflict
The event will also feature a wreath presentation by Dennis Igoe. Igoe’s brother Bill, a resident of Warrington, Pa., died on July 11, 1967 while serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Bill Igoe is one of the individuals for whom the park is named. Remarks will be made by State Rep F. Todd Polinchock (R-District 144), State Senator Maria Collett (D-District 12),Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-District 1) and Township officials. Warrington Township First Responders will also be in attendance.
“Memorial Day is a special day that is observed to remember those that have given their all, in service to our country. It is important to take time and remember the fallen, who stepped up when their country called and must never be forgotten,” said Peter Scott, Chairman of the Warrington Veteran Affairs Committee. “We are very proud of Warrington Township’s annual Memorial Day ceremony that honors citizens from our community that have been lost during their time of service.”
There will be a posting and retreat of colors by Boy Scout Troop 133 and music by the Veterans Association of Military Musicians, including a salute to veterans in attendance with a medley of service anthems representing the branches of the United States military. The event is free, open to the public, and members of the community will have the opportunity to stand and recognize a veteran during the ceremony.
About Warrington Township:
Warrington Township is located in central Bucks County, approximately 20 miles north of central Philadelphia. The Township encompasses 13.5 square miles, bordered on the north by New Britain, Warwick, and Doylestown Townships, on the east by Warminster Township, and on the south and west by Montgomery and Horsham Townships.
Warrington Township is an outstanding community in which to live, work, shop, learn, and recreate with many unique opportunities to enhance the quality of life for those who reside, work, or visit. The goal of the township is to responsibly manage community change and protect community character and assets; preserve the natural environment and farmland; improve mobility; provide adequate township services and public facilities efficiently and equitably; and promote the economic and social well-being of the community. The township is committed to protecting the township, improving the quality of life, sustaining its neighborhoods, and serving the health, safety and welfare of its residents and businesses. To learn more, visit https://www.warringtontownship.org.