About 100 people turned out Saturday afternoon, November 9, for the rededication of the monuments that flank the entrance to Quarryville’s Memorial Drive.
The Quarryville Lions Club has spearheaded the project, which saw both monuments and the adjacent patios rebuilt during the past year.
The project also included memorial benches donated by community members and organizations and a new planting area linking the benches with the monuments.
The monuments, dedicated in 1947, were in worse shape than originally thought, Joanne Black told the audience.
Black began organizing the event when she was serving as the Lions Club president last year. She continued to coordinate the effort after stepping down from her one-year term in office.
Black, above, praised the community for its involvement in the project.
Korean War veteran Merle Aukamp, right, salutes as the pillars were rededicated.
Veterans, their families, and other community members gathered for the ceremony, below, and Rep. Bryan Cutler, below right, gave the address.
Two members of the Quarryville Lions Club were awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship at the club's June meeting. Husband and wife Robert and Joanne Black were honored as the award's recipients by Lions First Vice District Governor Jack Sauders. Sauders is a member of the Millersville Lions Club and will be the district governor. The Blacks nominated each other for the award. Neither was aware that both would receive the award and club officials spent the past several months trying to keep the secret.