Memorial Gardens at Veterans Park

The Memorial Gardens at Veterans Park on Elmerton Avenue (across from the Pennsylvania State Police Headquarters) is home to the Susquehanna Township Alumni memorials to World War II and Korean War veterans from Susquehanna Township.  The Susquehanna Township Lions Club World War II monument also sits within the Memorial Gardens.  Plans are underway for the Vietnam War memorial.  The two acre Memorial Gardens was graciously donated by the Susquehanna Township Board of Commisioners to the Alumni Association.

A special Thank You to Bob Reichard and the entire SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP PARKS AND RECREATION team for their ongoing landscaping support!

Order your Memorial Gardens BRICK PAVER to honor or memorialize a family member.   Reach out and obtain your class members support of the Memorial Garden Fund by purchasing a brick to honor your graduating class.  Download the Brick Paver Order Form here.

World War II Memorial (pictured below)

The World War II Memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2007 at Veterans Park on Elmerton Avenue.  The memorial reflects over 800 names of men and women who served their country in this campaign.  A special “Thank You” for helping us obtain grant funding goes to former Rep. Mark McNaughton, $5,000.00 and Senator Jeffrey A. Piccola ‘66, $33,000.00.

The World War II Committee:  Roy Knupp ‘52, Chairman, Mel Longenecker ‘52, Treasurer, Shirley Kannegieser ‘50, Vice-President, Homer Pontius ‘52, Joel Parson ‘52Robert Chapman ‘55, Albert Richwine ‘39Arlene Prentice ‘69, and John Skethway ‘56, President of the Susquehanna Twp. Alumni Assn.

Korean War Memorial (pictured below)

On Sunday, May 31, 2009 the Alumni Association dedicated the Korean War Memorial to the citizens of Susquehanna Township and to those that served.  Appreciation and Thanks to the Korean War Memorial leadership of co-chairs Dr. Tom Peck and Alumni Vice President Shirley KannegieserSpecial Thanks to committee members James Hartman, Claire Hetzel, Melvin Longenecker, and William Reynolds for their tireless efforts.

Appreciation and Thanks also go to the Susquehanna Township Commissioners, Susquehanna Township Alumni, Community organizations, and our Commonwealth representatives and officials.

Vietnam War Memorial

Efforts are now underway to raise funds to construct a Vietnam War Memorial to sit alongside the association sponsored World War II Memorial and Korean War Memorial.  Our Vietnam Memorial Committee is asking the community to notify us if they know any graduates of STHS or Residents who lived in the township and served in the military during the Vietnam era from February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975.  Please provide any information to Richard Veet at CHASL10YD@VERIZON.NET or Shirley Kannegieser at or (717) 921-8536. 

Committee members include Richard Fleegal, Chairman, Carol & Larry Carter, Charles Lloyd, Ben Lerew, Richard Veet, Bill Dale, Barry Garber, Richard Burton, Gary Lyter, Harry Stoner, Bill Irwin, and David Funk, and Shirley Kannegieser..

Make a Memorial Gardens Donation Online via Secure Credit Card:
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To make a secure Memorial Gardens donation via PayPal click the Donate button below then specify the amount you wish to contribute.

Make a Memorial Gardens via Check:
Please make your check payable to the “STHS Alumni Association” and write the memorial designation in the memo field. Please mail your check to:

Melvin Longenecker
Memorial Gardens Treasurer
3215 Brookfield Rd.
Harrisburg, Pa., 17109

World War II Memorial


Korean War Memorial