East Penn Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
PRESS PHOTOS BY TRACY RICEThe new memorial on Stanley Avenue is gifted to Fountain Hill by American Legion Post 406. PRESS PHOTOS BY TRACY RICEThe new memorial on Stanley Avenue is gifted to Fountain Hill by American Legion Post 406.
Mayor Carolee Gifford welcomes attendees to the dedication ceremony. Mayor Carolee Gifford welcomes attendees to the dedication ceremony.
Members of American Legion Post 406 unveil the new Veterans Memorial Monument. Members of American Legion Post 406 unveil the new Veterans Memorial Monument.
Guest speaker Dr. Karen Dacey tells attendees she served in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008. Guest speaker Dr. Karen Dacey tells attendees she served in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008.

FOUNTAIN HILL VETERANS MONUMENT

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by Tracy Rice Special to The Press in Local News

Honoring those who served

Fountain Hill American Legion Post 406 revealed a new Veterans Monument at the Stanley Avenue Memorial Plot during Veterans Day ceremonies.

Guests attending and participating in the ceremony included Gerhart C. Bassett, commander Post 406; James B. Taglang, Post 406 finance officer; John L. Spadaccia, judge advocate Post 406; Jose Rosado, former Fountain Hill mayor; Mayor Carolee Gifford; Boy Scout Troop 146; Fountain Hill Borough Council members; Lisa Lynch, Fountain Hill Elementary School principal; Ned Fink, Fountain Hill mayor from 2007-2010 and Francis J. Ferrincen, Fountain Hill mayor from 1994-1998.

The new memorial was gifted to Fountain Hill by the American Legion Post 406.

Fountain Hill is celebrating 125 years as a borough and the Veterans Memorial reveal was just the start. The American Legion Post 406 is also celebrating 88 years.

Guest speaker Dr. Karen Dacey spoke about her experiences in Afghanistan, where she served during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008.