October 2011 - The Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove held its first annual fundraiser raising over $100,000!

View the photos from the fundraiser here.


December 2011 - PA Route 23 was renamed the Medal of Honor Grove Highway.


Daily Local News
Medal of Honor Grove Highway dedicated
Published: Friday, December 16, 2011

SCHUYLKILL — A section of Route 23 known as the Medal of Honor Grove Highway was dedicated at a ceremony Thursday morning at the Freedoms Foundation.

The stretch of highway is situated between Chester County's border with Montgomery County and Route 100 near the Medal of Honor Grove.

"Today is one of the really joyous days in Chester County," said State Senator Andy Dinniman, D-19th, of West Whiteland, who introduced legislation to ceremonially rededicate the road earlier this year. "If it hadn't been for the veterans of this country and those who received the highest medal our nation can give, we wouldn't be here.

Unanimously passed by both the House and Senate, the legislation was recently signed into law as Act 80 of 2011 by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett.

"I couldn't think of a better way to honor our veterans who have received our nation's highest military honor and to remind residents and motorists that the Medal of Honor Grove, a unique and historic memorial site, is located right here in Chester County," Dinniman said.

Dinniman was joined at the event by PennDOT officials, local veterans, students from Phoenixville High School and supervisors from neighboring townships.

Also in attendance were the Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove and guest speaker, Medal of Honor Recipient Major General James Livingston, USMC (Ret.).

"We share this with you," Livingston said. "This is not a Medal of Honor deal today; it's a veteran's deal and an American deal."

2011 was an incredible year for the Medal of Honor Grove. 


May 2011 - Volunteers assisted the Friends of the Grove in several weekends of cleanup activities to prepare the Grove for the June event.

June 2011 - A special event was held to announce that the new non profit organization - The Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove would assume the maintenance, improvement and enhancement of this historic memorial. This 501c3 and many of it's board members participated in the 2010 - 3 day cleanup sponsored by State Senator Andy Dinniman. 1,000 members of the community came out over those 3 days to cleanup and restore the Medal of Honor Grove to a level of respect & honor. Click here to view photos.

Summer 2011 - The grass was cut regularly and dead trees were removed. 

September & October 2011 - Clean up days were held and the community once again answered the call for help.


October 22, 2011 
Camilla Hall Cemetery
 Recipients remember Sister Maria Veronica
To learn more about her click here

2011 Year in Review

June 12, 2011 The Friends of the Grove Begins

Founder and Chairman Wally Nunn Video

Colonel Joseph Marm (Retired)  video

General James Livingston (Retired) video

FFVF President & CEO Mike DiYeso video

State Senator Andy Dinniman video