The New Cumberland Community Projects Committee has recently made some updates to the monument located next to the Swaney Library on Court Street.  The makeover began with the removal of old trees and brush behind the granite marker.  A professional monument cleaning company then cleaned the stone, and a new cement pad with stamped stones was added across the front.  Along the back of the marker, three flag poles were added, and new wrought iron fencing was installed on both sides of the monument.  Additional fencing on top of the hill behind the memorial is scheduled for spring.  Permanent dusk to dawn lighting was also added. Monies for this project came from a grant from the Pugliese Foundation from Steubenville and a donation from the state that was delivered to the committee by State Senator Ryan Weld.  The monument was dedicated on November 11, 1957, and was paid for by local citizens with a fund raising campaign. 

            Shown in the photos are the monument before the updates were added and a photo taken for its 65th anniversary on November 11, 2022.  Although the ceremony was canceled due to rain, the committee still added a wreath, two floral decorations, and six small flags with military medallions to honor local veterans.  Additional updates are planned for the spring.