The Medal of Honor Grove at Valley Forge Pennsylvania
The Medal of Honor Grove at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge Pennsylvania contains 52 acres of natural woodland and is designed as a living memorial to the 3447 recipients of our nation’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor. A section of the grove is designated for each of the fifty states, Puerto Rico and District of Columbia.
The AOH also has a section dedicated to recipients who were born outside the United States. Each state has an Obelisk and each Medal of Honor recipient is identified by a stainless steel marker with the names and organization of the recipient and the date and location of the act of valor. Each marker is mounted near a living tree where possible.
The Medal of Honor Grove also contain the general Henry Knox building which contains the citation and personal history of each recipient and various displays of medals and artifacts. The George Washington At Prayer statue and the Patriots Path shows various medals for service and heroism for each of the Armed Services.
In 1981, Rebecca, Ed’s mother, Beulah [with her husband Dack Patrick] & George, Ed’s sisters, attended the dedication ceremony with the 29th Governor of West Virginia, Jay Rockefeller IV.