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New Clarion County Monument Will Honor Persian Gulf War Era Veterans

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 12:05 AM

Posted by Ron Wilshire

gulf era memorialCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A new monument in honor of Clarion County Persian Gulf Era Veterans is going to be installed next week in the Clarion Memorial Park on Main Street across from the Clarion County Courthouse.

Artist’s rendering of new monument.

“We’ve been working on this since last summer and we hope, weather permitting, to have it installed before Memorial Day,” said Clarion County Commissioner Ted Tharan Tuesday morning. Commissioners Wayne Brosius and Ed Heasley also supported the project.

Joining monuments in the park honoring veterans from every major war in the history of the United States, the new monument includes the Persian Gulf Conflict, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Inherit Resolve, and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. As the way on terrorism continues, the monument leaves additional room.

“The back of the monument thanks the veterans and their sacrifices the made for us,” continued Tharan.  “The Monument is in appreciation from the citizens of Clarion because we didn’t feel it was appropriate to ask the veterans to do fundraising for the project.”

The monument is being prepared by Steve Aaron of Clarion Monuments.

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