Mt. Lebanon Breaks Ground For Veteran’s Memorial

MOUNT LEBANON (KDKA) – People gathered in Mount Lebanon Monday morning to watch history in the making as the community broke ground on its Veterans Memorial Project.

The theme of the day was about honoring our freedom and the men and women who fought and still fight for our country.

Dozens of veterans were recognized at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Mount Lebanon Veterans Memorial in Mount Lebanon Park.

“I think it’s honestly one of the more important things you can do for a community of people who gave their lives for this country,” Alex Pecoraro said.

“One of the things about veterans is that veterans don’t come back after their service and put out a plaque saying, ‘I’m a veteran,’” Rocky Bleier said.

Bleier is a veteran and is also a committee chairman for the new memorial.

Today wasn’t just a day of remembrance. It was also a day to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy every day.

Many people lined the streets for the annual Memorial Day parade.

“We’re here to thank all those people who gave their lives for us and kept our country as free as it is now and we’re just so grateful,” Sue Harper said.

Officials are hoping to have the memorial ready for dedication by this time next year.


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  • ThankAVet

    It’s NEVER a wasted effort to honor our veterans, past and present. Too often it seems the only time people are patriotic is when it’s fashionable. Veterans deserve our thanks every single day of the year.

  • Rocky

    I concur. I never realized that until much later in life. My father and his brothers proudly served their country. In retrospect I should have.

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