Pa. cemetery unveils digital memorial for fallen in Iraq, Afghanistan

Jack Sommer with Prospect Hill Cemetery demonstrates how the new touch screen memorial works after its unveiling Saturday at the Fallen Heroes Memorial. (DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS –JASON PLOTKIN)

Hands rose to hearts and brows in salute, held hats to chests, as 11 tolls of the bell rang across Prospect Hill Cemetery to represent the number of years the nation has been at war in Afghanistan.

In a ceremony Saturday morning, the cemetery unveiled a new Fallen Hero banner and the cemetery’s new Fallen Heroes Memorial.

The banner for Army Spc. Cameron Stambaugh is the 22nd banner added to the line along North George Street that puts faces to the names of fallen soldiers with York County ties.

The 20-year-old from Spring Grove died along with five other soldiers in July in Wardak province, Afghanistan from injuries from an improvised explosive device.

Read more about the digital memorial for veterans.

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