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