Community gathers for Blue Mountain Crash Memorial

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People gathered at Heroes Grove in Brightbill Park to remember the heroes who lost their lives serving our country. 

On April 22, 1951, a military plane traveling from Ohio to Delaware crashed into Blue Mountain, north of Linglestown. Three crew members from the Ohio Army National Guard were killed along with everyone else on board. 

The Lower Paxton Historical Commission says it does not believe there was ever a memorial service in Pennsylvania for the three Ohio servicemen.

David Doyle of the Lower Paxton Historical Commission says, “Events like this are important because our service members are important. Every veteran needs to be honored people from the past and present because they are always in harm’s way to protect people like us so they have to be remembered.”

Congressman Scott Perry and state representative Andrew Lewis, both members of the national guard paid their respects at the event. 

A permanent plaque was also presented in their honor

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