Author Archives: Charlie Strickler

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 U.S. Veterans Legacy Project

Veterans Legacy History

U.S. Veterans Legacy Project 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. U.S. Veterans Legacy Project started with verbal interviews, and eventually progressed into having a website with a […]

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Interview with Sargeant Holefelder

Sergeant Holefelder

We have had the opportunity to interview and learn from worthy vets and volunteers. During our interview with Sargeant Holefelder, we learned about how his involvement with the Media Veterans Day Parade began. Alongside this, he tells a heartwarming story about the time he received a visit from a reporter while in […]

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History of Veterans Day Parade

For the past 60 years, the Media Veterans Day Parade is something veterans and residents of Delaware County look forward to. In this interview, we learn not only the history of the Media Veterans Day Parade, but also the history of the flag passing ceremony, and the start of the Media Memorial […]

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Interview with Marine Wally Nunn, Vietnam

Wally Nunn

We have had the opportunity to interview and learn Veterans’ stories, including Marine Wally Nunn. Nunn tells us about his time spent in Vietnam. Nunn explains how he joined the military as a young boy and how he fought against the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army. Nunn also explains the […]

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Interview With Marine James McCloskey, Vietnam War

James McCloskey Interview

Over the years we have been able to interview very worthy people and learn their incredible stories. Amongst them, James McCloskey, a retired Marine, reflects on his time during the Vietnam War. McCloskey shares what enticed him to join the Marines, how he was trained to go to Vietnam, and why he […]

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2020 Memorial Day Parade

Media Memorial Day 2020

Due to stay-at-home orders in Delaware County there wasn’t a Memorial Day parade in 2020, but there was a fitting memorial that was recorded for all to watch. Lt. Kevin Pierce, Retired PA State Police sings the national anthem. Remarks by Media Mayor Bob McMahon, 1st Infantry Div. Vietnam 1968-69. Lt. Kevin […]

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