World War II Honor Roll
its Memorial Honor Roll containing the names of 230 men and women
from Eldred and Eldred Township, Sunday at noon, July 4, 1943. The
postponement of the ceremony from Memorial Day when rain interferred,
had given the committee in charge opportunity to redesign the structure
and to landscape the plot at Main and King streets on which it stood.
Charles Hubbard, presiding judge of McKean County, delivered the oration
of the day. Presentation of the memorial was by Earl McLaughlin, chairman
of the Rotary committee in charge. Acceptance for the community was
by burgess Clifford Shields. the program included music by the Eldred
High School Band, led by Miss Mildamary MacInroy, instructor in the
local schools, and was concluded with "The Star Spangled Banner"
in chorus. The number of names grew as the war progressed and the
memorial was discarded in the 1950's to build a new grocery store
on the current location.