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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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Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Frankford High

I am excited to reach out to you today to share that we will be hosting a free COVID-19 Vaccine clinic here at Frankford High School next Wednesday, July 21st. Our Partners from CityLife Health will be providing the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to any member of the Frankford Community ages 12 and above. This includes parents, grandparents, and siblings of Frankford students. The clinic will run from 8AM to 3PM and will be located in the gym. You can enter on the Oxford Avenue entrance. The second shot will be administered on Wednesday, August 11th. In order to receive a vaccine you must register beforehand through this vaccine link.

I am equally happy to share that our partners will also be providing sports physicals to all of our student athletes. If you are a student athlete and want a physical  you will also need to register through this sport physical link.

Please check for more updates and additional information on our social media accounts:

Facebook: @FrankfordHighSchool – Instagram: @Frankfordhs – Twitter: @FrankfordHS

Dr. Michael J. Calderone, Principal
Frankford High School
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Frankford High at Overington Park

The Friends of Overington Park combined with students from Frankford High School on Saturday, February 23, 2020 for a winter day of park cleaning.

Well, it was supposed to be winter but the temp was 50+ and it was a sunny and a beautiful day.  The FOOP’sters enjoyed the students cheerfulness and hard work ethic.

All park projects that Ms Diane had planned were completed ahead of time.  The group celebrated with refreshments, storytelling and a photo op.

Next Overington Park Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 4th.

Joe Fraioli