Franklin County Veterans and 9/11 Memorial Park

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Learn about the Rich History in Franklin County

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Historic Event Happening October 24th at the Historic Letterkenny Chapel

Arrive at the Historic Chapel around 8 a.m., with 9a.m. Catholic Mass led by “The Very Reverend Luis Rodriquez”, Pastor of Corpus Christi, followed by dedication of the permanent Italian Service Unit display in the chapel.  Arrive at Corpus Christi Parish Center at 11 a.m. where display stations will be setup.  Beginning at 12:15 p.m., a spectacular Italian luncheon catered by Fabio Carella with special music.  A presentation by Flavio Conti begins at 1:15 p.m., with the program concluding at 2:30 p.m.  Conti is the foremost Italian expert on the Italian Service Units.  Dr. Alan Perry, Italian Studies Department chair at Gettysburg College who is publishing a book with Dr. Conti, will also participate in the presentation.  This will be an experiance that you will not want to miss! There are several levels of sponsorship allowing you to support this worthwhile effort commemorating and honoring Italian heritage locally. See the Invitation Letter for... read more

Armed Forces Day POW*MIA Remembrance Service, Saturday, May 16, 2015, Letterkenny Chapel

This is the 70th Anniversary Year of the 1945 Construction and Dedication of the Letterkenny Chapel by the Vatican Ambassador to the United States.  In October of this year, will be the 70th Anniversary of the Repatriation of Italian Prisoners of War; 1207 were held at Letterkenny Army Depot during World War II. Alan R. Perry is Professor of Italian and Chair of the Italian Studies Department at Gettysburg College. He received his Ph.D in Italian Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998, and his primary area of scholarly interest is Italy in World War II and the Cold War. He has published two books and several articles in these areas and is currently working on a book with an Italian colleague Flavio Giovanni Conti entitled “Italian POWs in Pennsylvania 1944 – 1945: Allies on the Home Front.” He teaches all levels of Italian language courses at Gettysburg and especially enjoys his topic courses on Modern Italian History, Italian Culture, Italian American Culture, Dante’s Commedia, and Italy in World War II: Cinema and Novel. Also to be featured and speaking at the Service will be The Honorable Andrea Canepari, Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia; photo below: Colonel Victor S. Hagan, Commander, Letterkenny Army Depot, will offer the Depot Welcome, and Justin Slep, USMC, Retired, Director of the Franklin County Veterans Affairs Office, will speak on Veterans and POW”s in Franklin County. Color Guard will be Cadets from the Naval Junior R.O.T.C., Chambersburg Area Senior High School, under the direction of Naval Instructor, Master Sergeant Louis Montney, USMC, Retired. Special Features of the Service will be Vocal Presentations by... read more

Upcoming Veterans Day Service

Our upcoming Veterans Day Service will be on Sunday, November 9, 2014, 3:00 p.m. The Keynote Speaker is Chaplain (LTC) Richard E. Denison, Jr., USA, Retired. He is currently serving as Pastor, Waggoners United Methodist Church, Carlisle,... read more