The design of the memorial is cut into two. The bottom half includes etched names honoring 20-year-old Lance Corporal Michael Schwarz who was killed by a sniper in Iraq and Sergeant Frank T. Carvill who lost his life when his Humvee was ambushed in 2004. The other side carries plaques for the 12 residents on active duty in the military. If they come home, their plaque will be extracted and presented to them. If they don’t return, their names will also be etched.
The top half will carry the names of three who were killed and had connections to the borough. They will carry an emblem designating the site at which they were killed.