Veterans Honored Around the City
PHILA. Public Record contributors Joe Stivala and John J. Kline, lay wreath at Korean War Memorial on Monday to salute Veterans Day. Photo By Rory McGlasson
COUNCILMEN DAVID OH and Mark Squilla, left, join Mayor Nutter and other dignitaries at Korean War Memorial service to salute veterans Monday.
Photo by Rory McGlasson
JUDGE PATRICK DUGAN, an Iraqi War veteran, joins Margaret McClain, president of Gold Star Wives to place flowers at Korean War Memorial walk-of-fame on behalf of family of John Byrd, who was killed in Iraq.
Photo by Rory McGlasson
MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER addresses crowd at Korean War Memorial Veterans Day service at Pennâ€™s Landing.
Photo by Rory McGlasson
COUNCILWOMAN Jannie Blackwell saluted bold new Mural Arts Program work near VA Hospital. Created by Warrior Writers and by artists Phillip Adams and Willis Humphrey, â€œCommunion Between a Rock and a Hard Placeâ€ captures haunting experiences that linger with many veterans after they come home.
On one side of parking lot is mural of idyllic Clark Park in W. Phila.; across from it a dusty plain in Iraq. Both walls features writings by vets. Blackwell was joined by Mural Arts Dir. Jane Golden, University of Sciences President Dr. Helen Giles-Gee — and a crowd of veterans from all over.
Cerebral-palsied students from HMS School made presentation on war; Boy Scouts recite Gettysburg Address; veterans from Vietnam to Afghanistan, like Marine Allen Poindexter here, shared personal stories to University City community, which embraces VA Hospital (Satterleeâ€™s modern descendant) and Veterans Comfort House.
ON SITE of Civil War Satterlee Army Hospital in W. Phila., neighbors organize annual Veterans Day commemoration.
COLORâ€ˆGUARDâ€ˆmarch on Oregone Avenue to mark 237th Birthday of Marine Corps. See page 3 for story and photographs. Photo by Maria Merlino
SIMULATION of The Fallen Soldier.
KEEPING alive spirit of Iwo Jima is Marine Mel Meszaros and Marine recruiter Bill Zullo.
MARINE Gunny Sgt. Bob Morrissey and from Del Vets, Tom Pitts.
WITH the Daddy Wags Sisters, Jamie and Marion front and center, friends surround them: Judge Joe Waters, Joe Oâ€™Hara, Tom Pitts, Richie Croy and Bruce Broadus. Photos by Maria Merlino
BAND OF BROTHERS attended Vietnam Memorial Services. They were Dennis Best USMC, John J Kline USMC and Chuck Holloway USAF.
VIETNAM War Veterans of America Post 266 make wreath presentation. Photo by John J. Kline
VIETNAM Memorial brought somber crowd.
RETIRED Major Archie Elam was among veterans honored at 2nd annual Phila. Chapter NAACP luncheon in Yeadon. Congratulating him are Cheri Gregg, Sid Booker, Wanda Davis, and Elijah Davis. Photo by Veteran Marine Leona Dixon
AMERICAN Legion Puerto Rican Post 840 wreath presentation. Photo by John J. Kline
JUDGE Pat Dugan addresses veterans and community members as Bill Dolbow and Kathy Wersinger listen.
MEMBERS of Lawncrest community look over 74 bags of leaves and trash they gathered at Lawncrest Recreation Center in preparation for their Veterans Day service.
WREATHS at Phila. Korean War Memorial. Photo by John J. Kline
SGT. MAJ. Richard Pinter offers lesson in bugle-playing to Councilman Mark Squilla prior to commemoration services Veterans Day at Korean Memorial. Photo by Joe Stivala
MAYOR Michael Nutter with members of Philadelphia Vietnam War Memorial Society.
BOWING HEADS as prayers were said were Judge John Braxton, Councilmen Mark Squilla and David Oh.
TWO MARINES, Big Hank Vannelli, a hero of Chosin Reservoir Battle, and Judge Joe Waters honored observance. Photo by Joe Stivala
OFFICER Gary Harkins, 3rd Police Dist. community-affairs officer, was honored by Marian Wagner for years of service as Daddy Wags Bar marked 35th celebration of Marine Corpsâ€™ Birthday.Photo by Joe Stivala
ED McBRIDE, chief PECO lobbyist, and his wife Cass join fellow Marine Judge Joe Waters to observe 237th birthday of Marine Corps celebrated annually outside Daddy Wags Bar at 10th & Oregon. Photo by Joe Stivala
SANG IK LEE thanks Judge John Braxton, Vietnam veteran, for his fine keynote speech at Vietnam Memorial at Veterans Day ceremonies. Lee fought in South Korean Army during Korean War. Photo by Joe Stivala
MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER lays wreath at Korean War Memorial, Pennâ€™s Landing, to commemorate Veterans Day. Veterans Day service was one of many veterans events held in area to honor and salute those who have sacrificed so much for our country. Photo by Rory McGlasson
LAYING of Richard Vaux-Ivanhoe Wreath at Washington Square Revolution War Memorial were Councilmen David Oh and Bill Greenly, Veterans, Masonic D.D.G.M. Chuck Holloway, John J. Kline, P.M., W.M., Mayor Michael Nutter, M.C. Judge Pat Dugan, C.P.C. Judge Joe Waters, Vietnam Memorial President Terry Williams and City Controller Allen Butkovitz. Photo by John J. Kline.
NINETEENTH District Police Officers were honored forservice they give to their city with legislative citations from State Sen. Shirley Kitchen Veterans Day at Maplewood Manor. Photo by Robert Mendelsohn
POSTING colors by American Legion Penn District 5 Color Guard at Washington Square Tomb Of Revolutionary War Unknown Soldier. Photo by John J. Kline