The 1799 Lazaretto is located on the site of the 1st permanent European settlement in Pennsylvania. Its roles as a quarantine station sixth oldest in the world, 19th century river side resort, religious center, very early civilian 20th century seaplane aviation training center, Chandler Field was a WW 1 US Army Signal Corps base, and 20th century civilian seaplane base and marina arguably makes it one of the most unique Cultural Landscapes in the world.
The World War I Memorial in Trafford was first dedicated on November 11, 1919. Following the wars that took place in Iraq and Afghanistan, a group of Trafford residents came together to plan for the installation of a new memorial to honor all those from Trafford who served in the Global War on Terror. While planning for this new memorial, the Trafford Veterans Memorial Renovation committee recognized the need to restore the aged World War I Memorial and address the overall disrepair of the park that occurred over time from the effects of age and weather. Work began in the park on November 15, 2011 and the project was completed and dedicated on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014. The group was honored to add the name of Nicola Elmo to the roster of veterans listed on this memorial. He was a Trafford resident who was killed in action during the Great War and his name was missing from the memorial roster for 95 years. The overall beauty of the park, and the luster of the restored World War I Memorial, provides a place of solemn reflection and inspiration to the residents of Trafford. It is an honor to recognize these former citizens of Trafford who answered the call so that liberty justice and equity might not perish. For a complete list of names on the bronze plaque and some photos of these men, please visit TraffordHistory.org
"Honor Roll World War 1917-1919 This tablet is erected in honor of the men of Fort Washington who served in the victorious war for democracy"
Trinity Lutheran Church
235 Summit Ave, Ft. Washington, PA 19034
Montgomery Coounty, Pennsylvania
Bronze plaque located inside the church on west wall of the main sanctuary, approx. 2 ft. wide X 4 ft. high, in good condition
Includes exhibits from the First World War, along with other U.S. wars. Entrance is on Army Heritage Dr.
Visitor and Education Center:
Monday - Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm
This memorial is erected and dedicated to those residents of Versailles who answered the call of our country in the World War. 1917-1919
VFW Post 1597 is named after Joseph Albert Schumacher. Schumacher enlisted in the Army at the age of 17, and sailed to France on August 17, 1917, as a member of 5th Company, 1st Trench Mortar Battery, 1st Infantry Division. On February 26, 1918, he was mortally gassed by the enemy just 10 days short of his 19th birthday. He was interred in France, but in 1923, at his family’s insistence, his body was returned to the U.S. for burial in the Bristol Cemetery in Croydon, Pa., where today he lies besides his parents.
VFW Post 781, the J. Howard Snyder Post, is named in honor of the first Irwin area resident to be killed in action during WWI.
VFW Post 895 is named after Army Pvt. Frank Bauwens, who was killed in action near Soissons, France, on July 17, 1918.