by Jericka Duncan
DOYLESTOWN, Pa., (CBS) – Every Memorial Day weekend we pause to honor the faces of the fallen.
Kristofor Stonesifer, 28, was one of the first to die fighting in the War on Terror in October of 2001.
“I remember the summer night I watched my son drive down the lane of our house and into the dark, never to return,” said Ruth Stonesifer.
Stonesifer spoke those words at the memorial courtyard at Bucks County courthouse. It was there that members of the Doylestown Post 175 Veterans of Foreign Wars, unveiled their plans to erect a Global War on Terror Memorial, for those who’ve died since 2001.
Aluminum plates will feature names, pictures and historical facts about the War on Terror.
“That will reflect words pictures on the exterior and tell the story of the war on the inside, tell the story of the warriors,” said VFW 175 Commander Richard Scott.
The new memorial will join the current ones honoring the ultimate sacrifices those who served in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and Desert Storm.
It’s one more way to recognize Kristofor Stonesifer and the dozens of others from Bucks County, who we remember today and every day.
Organizers say they hope to break ground next year. They still need to raise $200,000. For more information on how you can help visit, simply click on the following link: http://www.vfwpost175.org/.