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Sunday, December 2, 2018

VFW Armed Forces Memorial in Paxtang - Harrisburg

VFW Armed Forces Memorial in Paxtang - Harrisburg
If you live in Harrisburg or the surrounding area, you've probably driven by the VFW Armed Forces Memorial in Paxtang and noticed it. However, have you ever taken the time to stop and visit the memorial? To read the dedication for it? If not, we will show it all to you today.

Paxtang is a suburb that sits east of the downtown business district of Harrisburg. The borough has around 1,600 residents and is one of the oldest colonial settlements in south central Pennsylvania. The area was settled in 1722 and is home to one of the oldest Presbyterian Churches in America.
VFW Armed Forces Memorial in Paxtang - Harrisburg

As you drive down Walnut Street (one of the main streets going into the downtown city of Harrisburg) you'll find the VFW Armed Forces Memorial. The marble memorial stone reads as follows:

Dedicated to the men and women from our area who served in the Armed Forces during all wars.

By: E. HBG. VFW Post - 1718
VFW Armed Forces Memorial in Paxtang - Harrisburg

The memorial area is quite small, but you can find parking nearby if you want to stop and visit it. The grounds around it are beautifully landscaped and well-kept. In addition to the memorial stone, you'll see numerous American flags and what looks like an old or replica artillery piece.

I wouldn't go out of your way to visit it, but if you live in the area or passing through, take a few minutes and stop by to see it. I think it's a fabulous little memorial that sits right in a busy residential & business area and it's a constant reminder to all of us to thank our service men & women, along with their families for their service.

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