HARRISBURG—Reps. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) and Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) today announced a state grant has been awarded to The Korean War Memorial America-Korea Alliance Peace Park to create a memorial park recognizing the relationship between the Republic of Korea and the Pennsylvanians who served during the Korean War.
The Commonwealth Financing Authority, through its Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program, has awarded a grant of $224,162 for the construction of the memorial park in Montgomery Township.
“This is a wonderful project that will celebrate the men and women who fought gallantly to preserve freedom in Korea and blossomed into an invaluable relationship built on friendship and liberty,” Stephens said.
“This park not only honors those who lost their lives but also helps to celebrate all that unites us,” Harper said. “Our counties are nearly 7,000 miles from one another. Our food, our customs, our languages, are very different from one another, but nonetheless, we share bonds of being free and democratic societies.”
Stephens secured the use of the land for the proposed park from Montgomery Township.
The township plans to enter into a license agreement with The Korean War Memorial America-Korea Alliance Peace Park, where the applicant will maintain the memorial while the township owns and maintains the park and access to the memorial.
The project includes the construction of an access path, a viewing area and the installation of benches. The memorial will be funded separately using donations from the “Buy a Brick” campaign being conducted by The Korean War Memorial American-Korea Alliances Park Inc.
The project is estimated to cost $287,250.
Stephens also announced that Montgomery Township will receive a grant of $297,500 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program.
The funds will go to relining 3,650 linear feet of 8-inch sanitary sewer interceptor located within the corporate complex at Hartman Road and Demorah Drive. The project will reduce infiltration and inflow in the sanitary sewer system.
The total project cost is $350,000.
Representative Todd Stephens
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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