Newburg-Hopewell War Memorial

Newburg-Hopewell War Memorial

• Newburg-Hopewell WWII Memorial The Newburg-Hopewell World War II memorial, located in the borough of Newburg and Hopewell Township, in Cumberland County, was erected in 1948 by Robert S. Shull Cemetery Memorials. The two outside panels contain the names of 53 WWII veterans. Three of these came from Newburg-Hopewell whose names are: Theron Hensel, David Palmer, and Franklin Wheeler. They can be found on the monument in the lower center under the granite eternal flame. There is an inscription on the monument which reads, "These died that liberty may not perish." The local WW 2 veterans went out and raised the money for this project themselves and donations from private citizens.

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Date of Installation:

June 11, 1948

Organization Responsible for Installation:

Local Newburg Pa WW 2 Veterans led by Kenneth Coleman

Memorial War Era(s):



The monument is located on the N.W. Corner of the Public Square (Next to 1-3 West Main Street) in the Borough of Newburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. (Main Street in the Borough of Newburg is also PA Rt. 641). Directions: The Borough of Newburg Pa. 17240 is located at the Western End of Cumberland County (just about 1 mile from the Franklin County, Pennsylvania Line) and is located 4 Miles from the Blue Mountain Interchange (Exit 201) of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


Published on January 11, 2017