VETERANS MEMORIAL ADDS MISSING NAMES
34 York County residents killed in war put on new monument
York County veterans and supporters gathered Saturday morning next to the public library in downtown York to unveil the new York County Veterans Memorial.
The memorial includes 34 names left off an older monument in a cemetery off U.S. 321, between York and Clover.
Veterans J.J. Mattingly and Ronnie Taylor with the York County Veterans Advisory Council said the new monument recognizes all York County residents who died “in theater during war.”
“The last name we put on that monument was Spc. (Javion) Sullivan from Fort Mill, who was killed this year,” Taylor said. “It’s my prayer I don’t live long enough to see another name put on that monument.”
The new York County Veterans Memorial monument was unveiled to the public in York Saturday morning.
The new York County Veterans Memorial monument recognizes all residents who were killed in theater during war.
Veteran J.J. Mattingly with the York County Veterans Advisory Council spoke at the unveiling of the new York County Veterans Memorial monument next to the public library in downtown York.