Community Day Recognizes Local Veterans’ Service

POTTSTOWN PA – The entrance to a portion of Pottstown’s Memorial Park where Saturday’s (Sept. 25, 2021) sixth annual Pottstown Veterans’ Community Day will be held, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., has changed but the event itself retains its emphasis on honoring local U.S. armed services veterans.

This event has been added to The Posts’ calendar.

Due to construction on the King Street bridge in the borough, as well as continued construction on the interior bridge that connects the park to its Veterans’ Island, visitors will be required to enter the park from its entrance on Manatawny Street. The event is free, open to the public, and “held on grass so comfortable shoes are recommended,” organizers said. Chairs will be provided.

Pottstown Veterans’ Community Day recognizes selected local veterans with its “Glass Tear Hero Award.” It is presented to those who not only served their country, but came home to be of service to their community.

The locally operated Veterans’ Island Project at Memorial Park non-profit group is dedicated to enhancing and maintaining the island to honor veterans. During the current year it is dedicating the bandstand to the Korean War veterans, and also is honoring Sgt. Anthony Marchione, who has the distinction of being the last American known to be killed in action during World War II.

The project is looking to increase its membership. Those interested in joining the effort should send an e-mail to cathy@veteransislandproject.org.

Flag photo by Andrew Lozovyi via Deposit Photos, used under license
Community Day graphic supplied by the Veterans’ Island Project