Fit for Norman Rockwell: 8 Memorial Day scenes from around York County, Pa.

This scene from Goldsboro’s square accomplishes a couple of things this Memorial Day. It’s one of the scores of memorials highlighted in this map of York County veterans memorials. And it shows one of two islands in the squares of York County towns. Traffic circulates around this memorial and the grassy square in Jefferson. (Abbottstown and New Oxford, with their traffic circles, are in Adams County.)  More about Jefferson and its Memorial Day celebration below. Count this as link No. 1. Also of interest: War memorials stand proudly in towns throughout York County.

Here are 7 more links to other Memorial Day stories, photos and videos, starting with Jefferson’s Sunday observance:


2. A YDR Facebook post said this Jefferson parade scene could have been a topic for Norman Rockwell. Yes, indeed. And here’s a YDR story on that event, plus a gallery of photos.

3. Jefferson’s holiday

A short video from Jefferson’s Memorial Day observance.

4. Learning from football: National Guardsman reflects on football’s lessons. 

5. Honoring and remembering

6. Remembering WW I:  North Codorus man wants to honor great-uncle who died in WWI

7. YDR ‘remembers’


8. History mystery, from World War II:

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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