Daily Archives: July 1, 2010

York, Pa., soldier about local V-J Day celebration: ‘I took all the Glory for the servicemen of York’

On the evening of Aug. 14, 1945, York County, Pa., residents joined a massive national V-J celebration, marking World War II’s end. The largest county assembly occurred in York’s Continental Square. York resident Al Heindel participated in the celebration as … Continue reading

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1776 Declaration of Independence reading in York Town re-enacted in annual ceremony

This drawing from a mid-20th century York (Pa.) Chamber of Commerce publication shows the scene in York, then York Town, upon the arrival of the Declaration of Independence. York attorney and Continental Congress delegate James Smith was part of a … Continue reading

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