Falls Township Community Park has a new plaque commemorating first responders and the armed forces.
In honor of our brave armed forces service members, police officers, fire fighters, and first responders of Falls Township. Your commitment to our country and community will never be forgotten. God Bless America and all those who have served.
Scout Victor Sorace, 16, of Troop 168 put together the project when he realized there was nothing else like it throughout the park.
The ceremony began Tuesday evening with prayer and a singing of the National Anthem. Then, Sorace spoke to the gathered crowd.
“It is with great respect that I dedicate this memorial to Falls Township police and fire departments and armed forces. It is their service that inspired me to carry out this Eagle Scout Project.”
The project is more than nine months in the making, as Sorace began his efforts last November. He needed donations, approval from multiple township boards and departments, and outside help.
“I feel very proud that my project is here for people to reflect on the military and those who have served in our township.”
Sorace’s proud mother Joann says her son put in a lot of effort to make this happen.
“It’s really good. They had guidelines to follow. He had to do the plan and proposal, and he had to get everything approved by the BSA and Board of Supervisors. It was quite a task.”
Sorace first thanked Parks and Rec Director Brian Andrews and other local officials for helping bring it all together. He also thanked KPK Development for supplying the boulder, eggshell rocks, and plaque. Finally, he offered his gratitude to Tom Treibl for donating his time and assistance to complete the project.