Paved road extended to far end of Medal of Honor Grove

The Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove recently extended the paved pathway in the grove to the Hawaii and Alaska acres at the far end. Photo courtesy of the Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove
A view of the pathway to the Hawaii acre at the far end of the Medal of Honor Grove before the final section of paved roadway was installed. Photo courtesy of the Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove

The Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove announce an important enhancement in the Grove. For the first time in its history, there is now a paved road along the Hawaii and Alaska acres at the far end of the Grove.

These back acres were often overlooked by visitors and viewed as a wooded area. This new roadway will now allow the public to enjoy the Grove in its entirety on paved roadway. Visit the Hawaii acre and be greeted by the lava rocks placed at the walkway when the obelisk was added to the Grove.

This is the 3rd portion of roadway to be either installed or repaved since the Friends of the Grove was established in June 2011. In addition to routine grass cutting, tree removal, sponsoring community cleanups, adding over 200 recipient names to their rightful obelisk and installing/making 700+ recipient ground plaques, the Friends have also purchased three pet waste stations. The community is invited to enjoy visiting the Grove, which is dog friendly for responsible leashed dog walking. The Grove is open to the public from dawn to dusk daily.

The 52-acre Medal of Honor Grove, located at 1601 Valley Forge Road, Phoenixville, on the property of the Freedoms Foundations, just off Route 23, is the nation’s oldest living memorial site dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients. It is divided into one-acre plots for each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A 53rd obelisk was erected in 1985 by the Ancient Order of Hibernians to memorialize the 150+ Medal of Honor recipients who received the medal but were not American citizens. Each acre features an obelisk and metal plaques set in the ground, honoring Medal of Honor recipients dating back to the Civil

War.

The Friends of the Grove is a 501c3, its Board of Directors is made up of members of the community and MoH Recipients General James Livingston, USMC, Ret., and Colonel Walter Marm, ARMY, Ret.

For more information on the Medal of Honor Grove and how you can get involved, sign up for updates or donate, please visit the Friends of the Grove website at www.friendsmohgrove.org.