Author Archives: Charlie Strickler

2022 Memorial Day Parade

memorial day

Veterans Legacy was so honored by the turnout for this year’s 2022 Memorial Day Parade. It was a great event with incredible guests. In addition to many in attendance, we had over 1.4 million people tune in to watch the parade with the local media coverage. Thank you, EVERYONE! We hope to […]

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Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Veterans Day Essay Contest

American flag

This year’s winners of the 2021 Veterans Day Essay Contest are: Camryn McClellan, 6th Grade – Richardson Middle School Jamie Scott, 6th Grade – Springton Lake Middle School Angelina Frazier, 6th Grade – Springton Lake Middle School First Place- Camryn McClellan On his 75th mission over Vietnam, Navy pilot captain Charlie Plumb […]

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2021 Veterans Day Parade

Delaware County Veterans Legacy successfully held the Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2021. It was exciting to have everyone back together for a live, in-person event!  Although celebrations looked a little different in 2020, we were ecstatic to resume our normal Veterans Day celebration and parade. In addition to this year’s […]

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2021 Memorial Day Ceremony

We hosted a 2021 Media Memorial Day Celebration. In previous years we have had a parade, but this year we celebrated Memorial Day with a special ceremony. Watch The 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony The 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony turned out to be a great success! Thank you to our two singers, Ashli […]

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The Heartwarming Story of Maureen and Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson

Maureen Robinson grew up in Chester, Pennsylvania, and always dreamed of being a nurse. She received her nursing degree in 1965 from Saint Francis Hospital in Delaware and was soon sworn into the Army. After passing her boards, she went to medical field service school in Texas, and then she was stationed […]

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Remembering Bob Dimond, A United States Hero

Bob Diamond being awarded in 2016

Every year at the Media Theatre a veteran is recognized for their hard work and determination. In 2016, Robert Dimond was presented with this award. Bob Dimond grew up in Philadelphia during WWII. When Bob turned 17 in 1952, he dropped out of high school to enlist in the US Army. He […]

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Interview with Rodman Hugh

Rodman Hugh

We had the honor of interviewing Rodman Hugh, a soldier that served in WWII, stationed in Europe. Hugh recalls the memories of living through the attack on Pearl Harbor, how he and his brother Harry were first drafted into the service, his travels on the Queen Mary, and his life serving in […]

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Announcing the Winner of the 2020 Mary Ryan Memorial Essay Contest

Delaware County Indermediate Unit was the proud sponsor of our annual essay contest for Delaware County Middle School Students. This year, the students were asked to interview a family member or a close family friend who has served in any branch of the US military and to write a 200-word essay on […]

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2020 Veterans Day Live Stream Celebration In Media

VFW Veterans Salute

Although celebrations look a little different in 2020, we are excited to announce our virtual 2020 Veterans Day celebration. When: November 11th, 2020 Time: 10:45 am: Tune in for highlights of past parades 11:11 am: Join us for the official ceremony start Watch The Virtual Ceremony   Guest Speakers We are excited […]

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The Purpose Behind Delaware County Veteran’s Legacy

Veterans Legacy History

Delaware County Veteran’s Legacy was started in hopes to keep veterans’ stories alive. Bob McMahon and Tom Ridge realized they were losing over 1,000 veterans every day, and with that, they were losing their stories. Delaware County Veteran’s Legacy started with verbal interviews, and eventually progressed into having a website with a […]

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