|Marine Corps Major General James E. Livingston (right)
and retired Army Colonel Walter J. Marm (left) and
present Senator Andy Dinniman
Volunteers are encouraged to come out to help clean up the Medal of Honor Grove on Saturday, September 24 and Saturday, October 1.
State Senator Andy Dinniman said, “Last fall, more than 1,000 volunteers from throughout the region came out to clean up the Medal of Honor Grove. Since then, we have made major progress in the promotion and protection of this historic veterans memorial site,I want to thank all of the volunteers who participated and encourage them to come join the Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove in a redoubled effort to maintain and preserve the Grove.”
Volunteers are welcome to attend two fall cleanup days, rain or shine. They are:
Saturday, September 24 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday, October 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove is seeking volunteers who are able to lift and carry branches and sticks. In addition, trucks and trailers with drivers are needed to transport debris to the compost site. Drivers should register prior to arrival at www.friendsmohgrove.org.
Volunteers should wear gloves and appropriate attire and footwear to work in the woods and be prepared to bring bug spray, sunscreen and water. All children under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or group leader.
The 52-acre Grove, located at the rear of the Freedoms Foundations headquarters, just off Route 23 near Phoenixville, is the nation’s oldest memorial site dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients. It is divided into one-acre plots for each state, as well as Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. Each plot features an obelisk and metal plaques set in the ground, honoring Medal of Honor recipients dating back to the Civil War.
For more information about the cleanup, visit www.friendsmohgrove.org.
See our previous article about Medal of Honor Grove:
Medal of Honor Grove highway approved by Senate to save nation’s memorial
Photo credit: Medal of Honor recipients retired Marine Corps Major General James E. Livingston (right) and retired Army Colonel Walter J. Marm (left) present Senator Andy Dinniman with a book in recognition of his efforts to restore and repair the Medal of Honor Grove.