Honoring those who have fallen

Vetstock 2014 honors veterans past and present


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  • Photos by George LeRoy Hunter Members of the American Legion Post 139 Milford.




  • Some of the monuments at Veterans Memorial Park Matamoras.




  • The Battlefield Cross in front of the Wall of Remembrance at Veterans Memorial Park.




  • Retired Clifton, N.J. police officer Bill Cooke points to a cross fashioned from steel at ground zero in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Cooke was at ground zero during the days following the terrorist attacks. He resides in Delaware Township, Pa.




  • United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Lisa Pathak speaks. Pathak is a doctor and has a medical practice in Dingmans Ferry.



Vetstock 2014 weekend began on Friday, July 11 with the presentation of the Wall of Remembrance, a 6-foot-tall, 94-foot-long, two-sided display that features the names of American victims and military personnel killed in the ongoing War on Terror. The annual event went on for three consecutive days with activities in Milford and Matamoras.

The Vetstock barbecue and memorial ceremonies are organized by the Vetstock Committee to honor veterans past and present and the community and families who suffered the loss of a loved one or friend in the War on Terror. Funds from Vetstock benefit Homes For Troops, a national American non-profit organization that builds specially adapted homes for disabled military veterans.

Pennsylvania State Representative Rosemary M. Brown, Pike County Commissioners Rich Caridi and Matthew M. Osterberg were among the many guests and dignitaries that attended Vetstock.

— By George LeRoy Hunter
For more photos visit www.PikeCountyCourier.com.

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