Please join our community and recognize the brave men and women who have given their lives to protect the interests of the United States of America.
At 8:00AM, there will be a flag lowering/raising ceremony in front of the 7 flag poles of the Northampton Township building located at 55 Township Rd, Richboro. Along with the pole hoisting the US flag there are 6 other flag poles each hoisting a flag of the branch of the military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines). This flag ceremony will last approximately 5 minutes and will be conducted by the Marine Corps League’s Patriot Detachment.
At 9:00AM, there will be the annual 45 to 50 minute special ceremony at the Robert H. Dembowski, Jr. Veterans Memorial Park located at Routes 232 and 332 (2nd Street Pike & Almshouse Rd), Richboro. Included in this ceremony will be a wreath laying by the families of our two Northampton soldiers who were killed in action: Army PFC Bobby Dembowski, Jr. (KIA 24MAY2007) and Army Master Sgt. Ken Elwell (KIA 17JUL2011). We will never forget Bobby and Ken and the service they gave while paying the ultimate price.
There will be an unveiling of two memorial plaques dedicated to the memory of these two heroes. As part of the program there will also be a POW/MIA/KIA Remembrance Ceremony during the event. Special guest speaker will be USMC Major Joseph Fabrizio (retired) who is also a teacher in the CRSD.
We look forward to seeing you at these special events.