2013 Year In Review

2013 Donation

August 23, 2013
Buddy Rhodes, Commander of Chapter 1777 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, accompanied by chapter members, presented the Friends of the Grove with a check for $10,000 at the office of State Senator Andy Dinniman in West Chester, Pa. Accepting the check on behalf of the Friends were Cory Etchberger, son of MoH Recipient Chief Master Sergeant Richard Etchberger, Missy Farkouh, daughter of MoH Recipient General James Livingston, (Ret) and Coutrney Marm-Finneran, daughter of MoH Recipient Colonel Walter Marm. Grandchildren of the recipients, Chloe and Charlie Farkouh and Ollie Finneran were also present.

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Dr. Mary E. Walker Event- View photos here

The Mary Walker event on March 14, 2013. The Friends of the Grove thank all who attended. MSGT Juanita Milligan received the Dr. Mary Walker Award.



2013 Cleanups – View photos here


Thank you to all the groups that participated in cleanup days throughout the summer. We particularly thank the Navy for undertaking the project of the new placement of ground plaques in specific states. Special thanks to the US Army Valley Forge Recruiting Company and the Villanova ROTC for joining forces on Saturday to prepare the Grove for the winter.  It is because of the continued support of the community that the Grove is in the excellent condition it is. Saturday’s cleanup was completed in record time.  Thank you all! We look forward to seeing everyone for the 2014 Spring Cleanup.


Thank you to all 60+ volunteers for joining us for our Spring Cleanup! Additionally we thank the drivers of the 8 trucks and trailers who volunteered to haul the debris to the compost site at their own expense. You worked very hard and accomplished a great deal in a short time. Because of your dedication to our nation’s heroes, The Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove continue to strive to make this memorial one of national pride.

May 10, 2013

Overbrook High School Army JROTC (Team PANTHER) 60+ Cadets under the direction of Lt. Col. Albert Flood cleaned the area of brush between Hawaii and Alaska.