PROGRAM

DEDICATION and UNVEILING OF THE WAR MEMORIAL

 

Triadelphia, W. Va.

May 12, 1935

 

Commemorating the Founding of Triadelphia in 1829 and in honor of the World War Veterans from Triadelphia.

 

 

WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATION SERVICES  - Triadelphia

 

PARADE - The Parade will form at the West end of town.  Make up will include American Legion Corps of Wheeling, Boy Scout Troops of the District, Town Officials, Volunteer Fire Department and residents of  Triadelphia.

 

INVOCATION - By the Rev. W. J. Gilmore, Pastor of Triadelphia Episcopal Church

UNVEILING of MONUMENT - Gun Salute; Blowing of Taps

WELCOME ADDRESS - By Gordon E. Fought, Mayor of Wheeling

PRINCIPAL ADDRESS - Dr. C. F. McClintic, Warden of Stae Penitentiary

MUSIC - Triadelphia H. S. Band, Stefano R. Ceo, Director;  American Legion Drum Corps, Wheeling

ADDRESS - W. J. Cotton, Attorney

 

THE MONUMENT

 

The monument was erected by the Triadelphia town council and the Triadelphia Volunteer Fire Department.  It has a two-fold purpose - one commemorating the founding of the town which was founded in 1829 and the other in honor of the boys who left Triadelphia for the World war.

 

It is located in the east end of the town, opposite the town hall, on Route 40.

 

The base is 18 by 20 feet.  The three arches that are placed on the base are made from cobble stones.  In the center arch is the bronze tablet with the names of all the boys who left for the World war.  The arch on the left has the marble tablet with the year 1829 carved on it, and also the names of the founders of the town.  The arch on the right has a the marble slab with the year 1934 carved on it and the names of the present council carved on it.  On the base and directly in front of the three arches are the machine guns and trench mortars that were used in the World war.  The center arch is made from a collection of cobble stones from every state in the Union.

 

Directly in front of the monument is a 30-foot flag pole.

 

Included on the bronze tablet are the following names of World war veterans from Triadelphia:

 

MARTIN H. WAGNER, LOUIS WAGNER, CHAS. H. WEISS, JOHN F. WEISS, B. M. WICKHAM, CARTER WICKHAM, FRANCIS SIGNORELLA, ALBERT RUST, JOHN McCLURE, ROBERT LEBEYHER, ROSS M. KLEIN, ROBERT GREEN, JOHN BLACK, GEORGE BURDATT and GEO. A. ARMSTRONG.

 

(Contributed by Linda Fluharty.)