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Dover Area School District Veterans' Memorial
To demonstrate the Dover Area School District’s deep appreciation for the brave men and women who serve to protect our country and citizens, a Veterans’ Memorial Committee and the Dover Area School District plan to erect a memorial in honor of all veterans and highlight the remarkable contributions so many have given. A 1962 Dover Area High School alumnus, Bradley (Brad) Jacobs, approached the Dover Area School District with an idea to create a memorial for Dover students and employees who have served their country.
“As a former member of the Armed Forces of the United States, I think it appropriate that the DASD establish a veterans memorial to honor the service and sacrifice of the alumni of Dover Area School District who served in the Armed Forces of the United States,” stated Mr. Jacobs, who served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as a Commissioned Officer. Jacobs served as Executive Officer, in the Headquarters Company, 3rd Bn. 103rd Armor.
Mr. Jacobs is the chair of the Veterans’ Memorial Committee, which is comprised of other Dover Area High School alumni, current staff, and District administrators. The memorial will be erected on the grounds of the new Dover Area High School, which will be located behind the current Dover Area Immediate School located at 4500 Intermediate Avenue, Dover, PA 17315. In coordination with the Dover Eagle Foundation, a 501c3 Organization, the Committee will initiate a fundraising campaign to offset the costs of construction.
With respect to the design of the memorial, as depicted below, there will be granite pylons for each of the branches of the United States Armed Services. The front of each pylon will state the name of the branch, have a bronze seal of the branch and their motto will be etched below. The back of the pylons will be etched so that when viewed the viewer will see the American flag. The one side wall will contain an inspirational quote and the dark pylon on the front will contain dedication information.
In addition to accepting financial donations, material donations, and volunteer commitments, we will offer the opportunity to purchase inscribed brick pavers of dedications “In Memory of…” or “In Honor of…” at the site. Brick pavers will recognize all veterans who have served their country. Placement of the pavers will be random. Contributions may also be used to purchase granite benches. All donors will be recognized on the district’s website, in the district newsletter, and in dedication program materials. There will be a public dedication ceremony on the site when the construction has been completed. The estimated cost for the project is $90,000.00.