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Congratulations Kevin Whalen

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Joe Fraioli
1SG(Ret), USA
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.
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Flag Day

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.

 

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Womrath Park Clean Up Day

Residents and community organizations gathered at Womrath Park in Frankford to rake leaves, pick up trash and contribute to a growing sense of community in the area. Organized by the office of State Rep Joe Hohenstein, 177th District. Photos available at chrisbakerevens.com.

Womrath Park Clean Up Day from Chris Baker Evens on Vimeo.

 

 

 

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Frankford HS Jr. ROTC Serves at Vets Day Ceremony

A very active year so far for Frankford High’s Jr ROTC color guard. On Veterans Day, November 11th, they were the Philadelphia Vietnam Memorial.

 

Hajdack-Moran Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Association Color Guard presenting the colors with the Frankford High School Color Guard mirroring them in the background at the opening ceremony.

Hajdack-Moran Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Association Color Guard presenting the colors with the Frankford High School Color Guard mirroring them in the background at the opening ceremony. Photo by Joe Fraioli