Upper Frederick dedicated monument to all veterans

Photos by Brittany Salerno

On Monday, Nov. 11, Upper Frederick Township held a ceremony for their new Honor Role Monument dedicated to veterans of all conflicts.

Upper Frederick Fire Company, Lower Frederick Regional Ambulance Corps and the Red Hill Band participated in the event which was attended by Pennsylvania State Rep. Marcy Toepel of the 147th Legislative District and Senator Bob Mensch of Pennsylvania’s 24th Senatorial District.

According to Upper Frederick Township Manager Jackie Tallon, the new monument is replacing one which was built in the 1940’s during WWII and reportedly fell into disrepair. It was later destroyed by a hurricane.

The Upper Frederick Board of Supervisors and the Upper Frederick Historical Society decided it was time to replace the old monument by reconstructing the roll of honor and dedicating it to all veterans, according to Tallon.

While the plaques have not been placed yet, the monument is dedicated to WWII veterans and veterans of all conflicts.

Chairman Michael Frederick introduced event speakers, which included Former Supervisor Robert Young who offered background information about the ceremony’s fruition and Brooke Bull, a Boyertown student, who shared her thoughts about veterans and their service to the country.

The event turned out bigger than expected, said Tallon.

Local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), members of the VFW Post in Trappe, and members of the American Legion Post of Schwenksville were also in attendance.

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