The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs held its 41st annual Veterans Day program on November 5th under sunny skies at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
The elaborate Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial is the largest monument in VA’s National cemeteries. The combination of open-air space and building stands 107 feet high and 360 feet long. Its design evokes “the ruins of a war-torn building centered in a land of solemnity.” Designed by Cee Jay Associates of West Chester, Pa., the granite, stone, and concrete composition was dedicated on Oct. 7, 2001. The memorial is dedicated to all who serve the nation and veterans of all wars—past and future. Sponsors were veterans, the estate of Maj. Charles and Eva Hawkins and the state of Pennsylvania. The restoration scope of work included repointing, cleaning, removal, and resetting of coping stone, repointing mortar joints, washing down, adding new precast coping, repairing stone veneer at relief angles, removing and restoring plaques, removing and resetting haunch stone, cutting out and recaulking sealant joints, repair damaged concrete, clean biological growth, and more. You may view the completed photos of this project below. The Witmer Group is honored to be a part of history and restore this magnificent memorial for veterans. Congratulations, and thank you to Nate, the foreman, and the whole restoration team for creating truly breathtaking restoration work.
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