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A Frankford Christmas Stocking

The surprises of a Christmas stocking are the perfect analogy for the fruits of historical research. Retired archivist and history librarian Gail McCormick shares memories of Christmas past discovered in her research on Frankford’s Swedenborgian Church and families – many of whom are founding members of The Historical Society of Frankford.

 

A great presentation with high quality production values.

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Frankford War Memorial Turns 100

The War Memorial at Wakeling and Large Streets honors those who served in World War I.   It was dedicated on November 11, 1922 during the same week as the opening of the new Frankford El.  November 11th was at that time called Armistice Day in honor of the ending of hostilities of WWI.  It was later renamed Veterans Day.

The memorial lists the names of the 2,382 men and women who were from Frankford and served in the military during the war.  There were 28 fatalities in the list.  We have spent quite a bit of time working on documenting the history of the memorial and how it came to be there.  So that there names might not be forgotten, we created an index of the names from the images of the brass panels.  You can see it here.  Maybe you will find someone you recognize.

Below is a video of some of the history of the memorial that we produced with the help of Debbie Klak and the Historical Society of Frankford.

There will be a ceremony to mark it’s 100th birthday on November 10th.  See the  flyer below for more details.

 

Link to video here

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Frankford High JROTC Tours Temple

On September 16th, cadets of the Frankford High School Pioneer Junior ROTC Battalion joined other JROTC cadets for an open house at Temple University hosted by the Red Diamond ROTC Battalion cadets.
We received a tour of the campus and the ROTC facilities. In addition we enjoyed a PowerPoint briefing by the cadets on what they do and the activities that they participated in during the year. We ended the session with a question and answer period.
Before we headed back to Frankford High School we were able to get this group shot of everyone.
Deanna Bracy
Cadet Captain, JROTC
Public Affairs Officer
Pioneer Battalion
Frankford High School
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Pioneer Color Guard Leads Puerto Rican Day Parade

These are photos from this past Sunday’s Puerto Rican Day Parade on September 25th in Philadelphia.
Our Pioneer color guard led the entire parade and presented the colors for the playing of the “Star Spangled Banner” and the “La Borinquena”.
Color Guard members were left to right cadets Ludwis Reynoso, Mason Krajewski, Steven Kindermann and Tytiana Davis
Deanna Bracy
Cadet Captain, JROTC
Pioneer Public Affairs Officer