Once a part of Leni Lenape Indian lands, later as a rural farmland during the colonial times and intertwined in the annals of Revolutionary War History, this 32.26 square miles of land called Montgomery Township was named after General Richard Montgomery...
IN HONOR OF
America's First National Hero
General Montgomery is largely known as America's First National Hero after falling in the Battle of Quebec - New Years Eve 1775.
The Montgomery Veterans Memorial is a dedicated site suitable for contemplation and awareness of the sacrifices of others, as well as for public gatherings for patriotic observances at various times throughout the year...
"The Major General Schuyler
January 17th, 1776
I received your favor of the 13th, inst' with its enclosures & am heartily sorry & most sincerely console with you upon the fall of the brave & worthy Montgomery & those gallant officers & men who have experienced a like fate.
In the death of this gentleman America has sustained a heavy loss having approved himself a steady friend to her rights & of ability to render her the most essential service.
America's First National Memorial
The Montgomery 911 Memorial is a dedicated site suitable for contemplation and awareness of those lost at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon and the rural field in western Pennsylvania. It too is meant to serve as a reminder of the sacrifices of others through public gatherings for patriotic observances at various times throughout the year...
America's First General Officer to be killed
America's First General Officer to be killed on foreign soil