Blue Star Me­mo­rial hon­ors heroes

In­stal­la­tion of Blue Star Me­mo­rial at the Uwchlan Meet­ing House hon­ors Armed Forces

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - Staff Re­port

The Gar­den Class of the Woman’s Com­mu­nity Club of Uwchlan in­stalled Fri­day a Blue Star Me­mo­rial ByWay Marker on the grounds of the his­toric 1756 Uwchlan Meet­ing House with the help of vet­er­ans and Down­ing­town stu­dents.

Vet­er­ans of For­eign Wars Post 845 of Down­ing­town, along with the Chester County Marine Corps League De­tach­ment 286 and stu­dents from the “Pa­tri­ots’ Club” at the Lionville Mid­dle School, par­tic­i­pated in the ded­i­ca­tion. The plaque at­tached to a boul­der at the Meet­ing House was un­veiled by the stu­dents. The me­mo­rial hon­ors past and present mem­bers of the U.S. Armed Ser­vices.

The me­mo­rial mark­ers are an on­go­ing project of Na­tional Gar­den Clubs, Inc. The Gar­den Class of the Woman’s Gar­den Club of Uwchlan spon­sored this me­mo­rial plaque to honor the sol­diers who were a part of the his­tory of the build­ing that the club mem­bers meet in and main­tain.

The Uwchlan Meet­ing House is at 5 North Vil­lage Ave. on Route 113. The Meet­ing House served as a hospi­tal for the wounded dur­ing the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary and Civil Wars; there­fore, or­ga­niz­ers said it was a fit­ting place to in­stall the marker there.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — DOWN­ING­TOWN AREA SCHOOL DIS­TRICT

The Gar­den Class of the Woman’s Com­mu­nity Club of Uwchlan in­stalled Fri­day a Blue Star Me­mo­rial By-Way Marker on the grounds of the his­toric 1756 Uwchlan Meet­ing House to honor past and present ser­vice mem­bers. Lionville Mid­dle School “Pa­triot’s Club” stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in the ded­i­ca­tion. Pic­tured from left to right are: Ben Kuhn, Lionville teacher and club ad­viser Lau­ren Wardrop, Barrett Baker, Will Thomp­son, Lara McDow­ell and Lionville teacher and club ad­viser Su­san Mous­ley.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — MARIA LAGROSSA

Pre­sen­ta­tion of Col­ors was by the Chester County Marine Corps League De­tach­ment 286, Down­ing­town, and Vet­er­ans of For­eign Wars Post 845, Down­ing­town.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — MARIA LAGROSSA

Mary Jo Schlo­mann, of the Gar­den Club Fed­er­a­tion of Penn­syl­va­nia Board and mem­ber of Gar­den Class of Woman’s Com­mu­nity Club of Uwchlan, speaks dur­ing the ded­i­ca­tion.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — MARIA LAGROSSA

Flow­ers were placed by a VFW Post 845 Pur­ple Heart re­cip­i­ent and Doug Forsythe, right, Marine Corps League De­tach­ment 286, dur­ing the play­ing of taps by Dan Fitz­patrick.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — DOWN­ING­TOWN AREA SCHOOL DIS­TRICT

Lionville Mid­dle School “Pa­triot’s Club” stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in the ded­i­ca­tion to help un­veil the plaque hon­or­ing past and present mem­bers of the U.S. Armed Ser­vices. Pic­tured from left to right are: Will Thomp­son, Barrett Baker, Lara McDow­ell and Ben Kuhn.

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