The Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association

The Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association first was proposed in 2013 as a way to recognize and pay tribute to fallen armed forces members from Delaware County. Through the concentrated efforts of the late Steve Neri, United States Marine Corps veteran; the late Stan Short, United States Marine Corps veteran; and the late Linda Houldin, former director of the Delaware County Historical in Newtown Square, plans were put forward. 
Thanks to the generous support of the de Botton family, a plot of land donated to the cause became the home of the region's newest monument to military service. The dream became a reality on May 11, 2013, when the monument was dedicated in a solemn ceremony.
The imposing structure rises above a busy highway, welcoming community members from all parts of the County to reflect, remember, learn, and celebrate the history of the United States Armed Forces.


Among the Association's accomplishments are onsite Flag Raising tributes for deceased veterans; county wide K-12 education programs both on site and conducted in schools; and recognition events honoring local veterans and education leaders who are dedicated to keeping the Association's program moving ahead.


Joseph Daly, President, US Marine Corps Veteran, Police Chief, Springfield Twp.

Dennis Murphy, Vice President, US Army Veteran

Tonya Rieco, Esq., Secretary, National Realty Corp.

Ralph Galati, US Air Force Veteran

Christopher A. Young, US Air Force Veteran, Deputy Chief, Newtown Square Fire Department

Kathleen A. Breslin, Education Committee Chair

Brian Taylor,  US Army Veteran, TaylorMade Vets

Bernie Sweeney, US Navy Reserves

Nicole de Botton Robinson, National Realty Corp.



Shakur Abdul-Ali, US Army Veteran

Carmen P. Belefonte, Esq., US Army Veteran, Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky

Russell Carter, US Army Veteran

Mario Civera, US Air Force Veteran

Nick DeBenedictis, US Army Veteran

Guy Fizzano, US Army Veteran, DCVMA Past President

Bill Kinney, USMC Veteran

Bobby Rydell, US Army Veteran/Singer



Mrs. James D. Fordyce, Gold Star Mother

Governor Tom Ridge, US Army Veteran, Ridge Global

David Videon, Esq., US Navy Veteran





Claude de Botton, Land Donor and Major Benefactor

Charles P. Sexton, Jr. [Honorary], US Marine Corps Veteran





American Legion Post 805

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7390

MCL Gen. Smedley D. Butler DET 741

Civil Air Patrol Squadron 1007

Non-Discrimination Statement
The Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or age in any of its programs. 

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