This Purple Heart Monument was erected and dedicated by the Freeland, Pa., American Legion Post 473 and the Freeland, Pa., VFW Post 5010. Working together, these two proud veterans organizations from our small town raised over $4,000 toward this memorial through donations and fundraising.
American Legion Commander Gerald Gaffney and VFW Commander William DeFrancesco headed the project and hosted the dedication ceremony. This monument stands proudly in our Freeland Public Park War Memorial Area and serves to honor all shed blood for our country.
The Purple Heart Memorial was dedicated on July 11, 2014, in a well-attended public ceremony.
Photo by American Legion Post 473 Auxiliary Member Mary Pagano