Thanks to the big-heartedness of many, enough funds have been raised to build a veterans' memorial in Palmerton.
At present, $168,909 has been raised for the memorial, according to Joe Uhnak, first vice commander, Palmerton United Veteran's Organization.
"We've reached our goal," Uhnak said. "We're very grateful to the people of the Palmerton Area School District."
George H. Duell Jr., a United States Army Reserve Ambassador for Pennsylvania, complimented all who contributed toward the cause.