Westmoreland County Veterans of the War on Terror
Westmoreland County has always been a stronghold of patriotism with county residents serving with honor and distinction in war and peace from the earliest days of American history. Over 20,000 county residents have served in the War on Terror (WOT), and we have identified 16 fallen heroes killed in action in operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Bahrain who are linked to Westmoreland County.
WCVWOT ‘s mission is to establish Patriot’s Day Plaza, which will house the Global War on Terror Monument, a KIA Memorial for all of our Fallen Heroes linked to Westmoreland County, and a First Responders’ Monument located at Twin Lakes Park in Greensburg, PA at the corner of Georges Station Road and Streetpark Loop.
Patriot’s Day Plaza will honor the county’s sons and daughters who answered the call to serve in America’s longest war. We are slated to dedicate the monument on Saturday, September 11, 2021, exactly 20 years after the terrorist attacks which breached the sanctity of U.S. soil, commencing the War on Terror.
The plaza, monument, and memorial will not be just another brick wall, but instead will be an inspirational, educational, and moving place of remembrance. Our fallen heroes will be honored through their laser-engraved portraits, chosen by their Gold Star Family members to ensure they are always remembered and honored for their ultimate sacrifices made in service of the United States Armed Services.
Westmoreland County Veterans of the War on Terror Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and we appreciate and thank you for your support of our mission.
“Our first duty is to always remember and honor.”
On Saturday, March 23rd, the Westmoreland County Veterans of the War on Terror hosted a ceremony at the site where they are establishing a monument. We installed our “Future Home” sign.
Our site is at the intersection of Georges Station Road and Streetpark Loop, at the entrance to Peach Plaza, at Twin Lakes Park.
We are dedicating the monument on 9/11/2021, 20 years after the terrorist attacks which started the War on Terror.
- Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs Office estimates over 20,000 county residents have served in the military Post-9/11
- County Commissioners support Our Vision
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