Copyrighted & contributed 2003, by Dr. Bernard D. Newman,
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(base of Flag Pole)
Swissvale Borough World War One Memorial
This memorial is located at the corner of Monongahela and McClure Avenues, on the lawn of the
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale (not a branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh).
It was dedicated sometime soon after the end of World War One and has been there ever since.
Behind this WW1 memorial is a flag pole, dedicated shortly thereafter (or perhaps at the same
time) in 1922, by the American Legion Post 63. Post 63 was later renamed after a fallen WW1
veteran as the "Daniel W. Brooks Post". In 1974, a memorial for veterans of all wars was
dedicated at the municipal building on the other side of the borough. In 1985, a companion to
this WW1 memorial was dedicated nearby on the other side of the library lawn for WW2, Korea
THIS TABLET PERPETUATES THE MEMORY OF THE SWISSVALE MEN AND WOMEN
WHO SERVED HONORABLY IN THE WORLD WAR 1917-1919
LET FUTURE AMERICANS OF THIS AND FUTURE GENERATIONS REMEMBER THAT
AMERICA TAUGHT THEM HOW TO LIVE AND HOW TO DIE AND SHE WILL
PRESERVE FOR HER CHILDREN THE PRICELESS MEMORY OF THEIR SACRIFICE,
HEROISM AND DEATH
(Editors Note: The actual plaque has listed all of the men and women from Swissvale who served
during World War One. Those who made the supreme sacrifice are listed with a star next to their
name. Only those with stars are listed here, for now)
* Brooks, Daniel W.
* Brooks, Roy
* Brotherton, Ernest E.
* Capo, Domenick
* Crum, Frank F.
* Hogue, John C.
* Lang, George
* McGrath, James
* Schulz, Delbert
* Wadstrom, Burger A.
(an additional page listing all entries will be available shortly.)