The Frankford Branch will be resuming 5-day in-person service starting Monday, August 23rd. The hours will be:
Monday-Thursday: 10am-6pm, Friday: 10am-5pm
Although in-person hours have been extended, previous Covid restrictions regarding service still apply (i.e. limited computers and assistance and limited seating).
LaBae Daniels, Branch Manager
Community Health Worker/Certified Peer Training Specialist Academy
Drexel University Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice
Army Instructor, Junior ROTC
Frankford High School
Even though school is out we have been travelling through the local neighborhoods and presenting awards that our students were to receive if we were in school.
The photo is of soon to be senior Kevin Whalen who was presented with the Sons of the American Revolution Junior ROTC medal and certificate. In addition to that he also received a coin from the Military Order of the Purple Heart for showing Leadership & Volunteerism in the Junior ROTC and the Frankford community.
There were some observances of Flag Day today but they all brought to mind that the Frankford High School Junior ROTC Color Guard honors the flag many times each year by participating in community events.
On Memorial Day Weekend they were at the Puerto Rican Medal of Honor Memorial Day Ceremony held at Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge. The normally outdoor ceremony was held indoors due to the inclement weather. Puerto Ricans are one of the very very few states or territories that hold a memorial service every year to honor their Medal of Honor Recipients ( Total of 9: 8 Army & 1 Marine; 5 from Vietnam War and 4 from Korean War). The ceremony is hosted by American Legion Latin American Post 840 and attended by many dignitaries from American Legion, VFW and other military organizations. The Frankford HS color guard presented the colors.
A Memorial Day Ceremony was hosted by the Malik Family of Northeast Philadelphia (Jardel Area). The highlight of the ceremony was the display of the Philadelphia Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall (Plaques) that were on display on the grounds. Ceremony included the Frankford HS color guard in addition to members of the Philadelphia Fire and Police Departments.
United Against Gun Violence June 5th at Harding Middle School
I am reaching out to provide you with a flyer promoting an event organized by the Frankford Schools Coalition.
The coalition is a vision brought to life by the principal at Warren G Harding Middle School, Mary Sanchez. In the light of several deaths of young people that she had a close association with, Mary felt it her purpose and duty to do more to uplift the citizens of Frankford and in turn create an environment where families and youth have productive outlets, support, tools to improve their lifestyles and a sense of connectedness to their fellow citizens.
Her first step was to reach out to other schools in our section of the city as well as some community organizations that had a common vision and invite them to join in on the initiative. Through the passion and outreach of those core members, the Coalition has taken on a life of its own and is growing beyond what anyone had originally imagined. This is only one event that we will be hosting and there will be many more in the future which we hope to share with you.