- Last Updated on Friday, 30 October 2020 17:37
The AP Delsandro Veteran's Memorial Committee recently continued its 36th year of charitable giving by donating to two local organizations.
|Pictured (left to right): Tom Delsandro - (AP Delsandro Veterans Memorial Committee); Ron Janney (Donora Veterans Council); Flora Gibasiewicz (Donora Historical Society); Mark Pawelec (Donora Historical Society); Ron Delsandro (AP Delsandro Veterans Memorial Committee)|
This year’s recipients of checks in the amount of $350 were the Donora Veterans Council and the Donora Historical Society. In addition, the APD Committee is raising funds to rebuild the AP Delsandro Veterans Memorial located near 6th and Meldon Avenues in Donora. The Memorial contains plaques listing the names of Donora's military heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The original Memorial was demolished due to deterioration and rebuilding commenced the following year. Plans for the new facility will create an open and welcoming facility with sitting areas and landscape features. Recent progress toward the rebuilding includes the addition of a memorial family plaque which was made possible by the generous donation of a Donora native. Large, color murals will be installed in the very near future to depict patriotic themes from the previously mentioned conflicts. For additional information email firstname.lastname@example.org