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WWI Veterans Park

   
WWI Veterans Parkloupe
Bridge St. and Washington Ave.
Jermyn
PA
USA
18433

This memorial park is dedicated to the memory of the 12 men of Jermyn who made the supreme sacrifice for their country. In 1920, 12 trees, which line the roadway, were planted as a living remembrance for their immortal sacrifice. The replica rock depicts the 1918 carving of Victor Slawinsky's Memory of an American Doughboy - Spirit of an American Soldier. The original rock carving is located on the old road to Hosie Dam & the mining ghost town of Edgerton.  The inscription on the rocks reads:  

MEMORIAL TO THOSE OF JERMYN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR SERVICE

DEDICATED BY THE WILLIAM J. GRIFFITHS POST 465 AMERICAN LEGION

Listed names: Carl Baker, William J.Griffiths, Thomas Harvey, Richard T. Henwood, Joseph Houston, David S. Jones, Frank Kelly, George R. Morgan, Maurice L. Phillips, James Roach, John Zaleski, Nicolas E. Selgrath

On November 11, 2005, the park was rededicated, continuing the memory and providing a peaceful river park.

 
The Wanderer