New digital memorial pays tribute to fallen midstate troops

Written by Megan Lello, witf Reporter and Producer | Nov 10, 2012 9:47 AM

(York) -- A new digital memorial paying tribute to midstate veterans who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan opens today.

American flags

A ceremony to dedicate the Fallen Heroes Memorial will take place at 11 this morning at the Historic Prospect Hill Cemetery on North George Street in York.

The memorial consists of a black granite monument encasing a large digital monitor that shows pictures and information of the more than 6,600 Americans who died in Iraq or Afghanistan, including several from York County. More photos will be added to the memorial as they become available.

The ceremony will also include a flag dedication and name reading for the country's latest losses in Afghanistan. It will include 74 new American flags and two additional state flags to represent the number of Pennsylvanians who've died there.

A special banner will also be unveiled for Army Specialist Cameron J. Stambaugh of York, who died in July after an enemy attack in Afghanistan. It's part of the Fallen Hero banner display, which pays tribute to fallen troops who have ties to York County.

Today's ceremony will take place at 700 North George Street.

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