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Memorial Planned to Honor Fallen GV Alumni

The Great Valley Alumni Association and The Foundation at Great Valley are partnered in a new project that will bring a veteran’s memorial to the Great Valley High School campus. The memorial will honor those Great Valley alumni who lost their lives in service to the country. There are currently four alumni identified, all who died in the Vietnam War: Gary D. Jefferis, Class of 1965; Lewis R. Valentine, Class of 1967; Nicholas L. Venditti, Class of 1966; and Robert J. Nixon, Class of 1965.

The groups have established a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the project and have been actively reaching out to alumni. The fundraising goal is $10,000 which will allow for a marble memorial to be installed on a landscaped area around the flagpole at Great Valley High School.  The hope is to first dedicate the memorial at Homecoming in October, with another ceremony planned for Veteran’s Day in November.

Those interested in contributing to the project may do so at

For more information about the project, please email