Fountain Hill Veterans Monument
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.