Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
PRESS PHOTOS BY TRACY RICEThe new memorial on Stanley Avenue was given to Fountain Hill by American Legion Post 406. PRESS PHOTOS BY TRACY RICEThe new memorial on Stanley Avenue was given 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.
The ceremony features a moment of silence shared for all veterans. The ceremony features a moment of silence shared for all veterans.
Guest speaker Dr. Karen Dacey served in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008. Guest speaker Dr. Karen Dacey served in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008.
Broughal MS Band performs the national anthem. Broughal MS Band performs the national anthem.
The Honor Guard from F.W. Johnson American Legion Post 379 participate in the ceremony. The Honor Guard from F.W. Johnson American Legion Post 379 participate in the ceremony.
The Stanley Avenue monument is American Legion Post 406’s gift to the borough. The Stanley Avenue monument is American Legion Post 406’s gift to the borough.
The back side of the monument features emblems of the five military branches. The back side of the monument features emblems of the five military branches.

Fountain Hill Veterans Monument

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by Tracy Rice Special to the Bethlehem 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 Nov. 11 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 ES principal; Ned Fink, Fountain Hill mayor from 2007-10; and Francis J. Ferrincen, Fountain Hill mayor from 1994-98.

The new memorial is given to Fountain Hill by the American Legion Post 406.

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

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