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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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A Little Act of Kindness


A little act of kindness can go a long way.
But if you never reached out, you will never be able to see.
How a little act of kindness can go a long way.
It’s not always about money, sometimes it’s just a helping hand.
When you see a blind man standing on the corner, he will understand,
If you just ask him if he needs a helping hand.
It’s not always about money, you should understand.
A sandwich, a candy bar, placed in someone’s hand.
It doesn’t matter how old or where they’ve been.
Everybody needs a friend, to let them know they haven’t been forgotten,
And this is not the end, and today starts a new beginning.
And tomorrow when I see you, I’ll say good morning, and have a good day.
If there’s anything I can do to help you? Then I’ll be on my way.
Because a little act of kindness can go a long way.

By Lenny Jaynes

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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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Don’t Get It Twisted


Life can be sweet; life can be insane.
But Mama used to say, don’t never hook up with, a “Gambling Man.”
Because he’ll tell you that he loves you, he’ll tell you that he cares.
When you look around, he’s nowhere to be found.
Because he marches to a different drummer, he marches to a different plan.
Because he follows the games, everywhere.
The next thing you know, you’re in love with, a “Gambling Man.”
So, just look around, and you will see.
There is no future with loving, a “Gambling Man.”
He’ll leave you in a minute, he’ll leave you at the sound – of the dice rolling, cards shuffling, roulette wheel spinning, slot machines ringing.
He loves that crazy sound, cuz he’s, a “Gambling Man.”
So, don’t get it twisted, and you will see, there is no future in loving – a “Gambling Man.”