Freedom Medal Dinner
The Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association, in partnership with Delaware County Council, hosted the 8th Annual Freedom Medal Dinner benefitting the Delaware County Veterans Memorial on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at The Springfield Country Club.
The event recognized local Veterans and community members for their accomplishments, service and dedication to our country, education, and the community.
The 2022 Freedom Medal Honorees include:
General John (Jay) Paxton Jr, United States Marine Corps
- General Daniel Van Wyk, United States Air Force/Air National Guard
- Chief Joseph Curley, United States Coast Guard
- Carl Ewing, United States Army
- Denise Leslie, United States Navy;
- Benjamin Sides, United States Marine Corps
- James L. Smith, United States Marine Corps
J.A.C.E. (Juneteenth Artistic Collaborative Experience) of Delaware County was recognized with the Dedication to Education Award, and Greencastle Consulting received the Dedication to Our Country & Community Award.
Proceeds from the event benefitted the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Endowment Fund, helping to keep the memorial alive as it continues to grow in tandem with American history.
Delaware County is home to 35,000 Veterans who have bravely served our nation in all branches of the military, at home, and on foreign soil.
In 2013, the Delaware County Veterans Memorial in Newtown Square was built as a tribute to the men and women across Delaware County who have served in the United States military. The Memorial serves as a place to learn about war and conflict in U.S. history, a place to reflect upon the bravery and sacrifice of our local Veterans and a place to honor those who have served to defend our rights and protect our freedom.