A dedication ceremony for a recently completed Eagle Scout memorial project will take place next Wednesday at Londonderry High School.
The project was constructed by Sean Cardwell, a member of the class of 2013 at LHS.
The memorial consists of five pillars, one for each of the five branches of the armed forces. Logos for those branches – Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard – are branded on the top of the weighty granite slabs.
According to LHS Assistant Principal Art Psaledas, the pillars also give special recognition to graduates from the school who he said "gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country."
Those names include Air Force Lt Peter Sohm, who died in a 2011 plane crash in Texas while sightseeing over wildfires. One other man also died in the crash.
The pillars also honor Pfc. Eric Currier, who was killed in 2010 by enemy fire in Afghanistan.
Also listed on the same pillar is Cpl. Peter Sora, who died in 2002 during a Humvee rollover training accident.
Psaledas praised the effort by Cardwell to complete the project.
"On a personal note, this project has moved me," Psaledas said. "Sean has done a fantastic job with his design and construction and the project has hit me on a very emotional level."
The ceremony will take place at 3:15 p.m., with the memorial located in the walk way just outside the foyer of the school.