The Court of Valor monument is being updated on September 17, 2023. This year, 31 names will be added to the already 441 names that are incised on the memorial’s granite surface.
The monument is dedicated to local veterans who have received valor medals acknowledging brave and heroic actions while serving the United States. All of the honorees have submitted military documents in order to prove their status as valor medal recipients. A committee of military experts reviews the submissions and agrees that the proper criteria have been met for inclusion.
The Court of Valor was unveiled in 2009. The monument consists of a granite archway over 13’ high and more than 11’ wide; over 15,000 pounds of granite were used in its construction. Under the prominent archway is suspended an American flag, a symbol of the freedom our patriots defended.
Topping the monument is an iconic piece of steel, unaltered, from the World Trade Center. This piece of history weighs 3,000 pounds and measures 9’11” in length.
Prospect Hill Cemetery will continue to accept submissions from local veterans. Annual updating ceremonies will depend on the number of qualifying candidates.