Memorial Day ceremony – Sunday, May 28, 2023, 10:00 AM

Riverton War Memorial 5-12-2023

There will be a Memorial Day ceremony at the Riverton War Memorial, Broad & Main Sts. on Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 10:00 AM, honoring those who lost their lives while serving their country. The Veterans and Auxiliary Supporters from Riverside’s VFW Post 3020 will carry out Honor Guard duties as they have done many times before.

Courier-Post, 04 Jul 1994, p40

The Riverton Military & Veterans Affairs Committee is pleased to add the name of Larry N. VanHoy, a Riverton resident who served as a member of the US Air Force, to the Honor Roll.

The War Memorial sports a new Riverton sign provided by the Riverton Fire Department. The Riverton Improvement Association purchased and planted the flowers at the Memorial and in front of the businesses at Broad & Main Sts. Public Works Manager Keith Adams and his crew delivered the mulch and cleaned up afterward.

Riverton’s War Memorial c.1946

Built in 1945/46 to commemorate Riverton’s service men and women who served in World War Two, the monument now serves to honor any present or former resident of the Borough who served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States of America during a time of war.

Located in the heart of the Borough, the well-maintained monument serves as a sobering reminder that the sacrifice of generations of veterans secured the freedom and way of life we enjoy today.

The complete list of veterans’ names appears in this Word document. Riverton War Memorial Veterans’ Names.

For more information about how to add a name of an eligible veteran to the Honor Roll, click here.

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John McCormick

Teacher at Riverton School 1974-2019, author, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member 2007-2023, newsletter editor 2007-2023, website editor 2011-2023

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