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Historical Meeting Place For Veterans

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We are raising funds for a project to preserve,improve and provide a historical meeting place and support group, for currently serving members of the Armed Forces and Veterans; on a Property that was built from parts of the dismantled World War II Reynolds Army Base. The site is almost 2 acres in the Countryside, at the very heart of Mercer County Pennsylvania.

Constructed In 1942, and named after the famous Civil War Major General, John F. Reynolds, nearly 2,500 acres of Pymatuning Township farmland, located in Mercer County, was transformed almost overnight into the largest camp of its kind in Pennsylvania and perhaps the United States. Over a million Servicemen passed through its gates for training during the war effort. Please see link for more information and pictures: http://www.campreynolds.com/index.htm.

After the war ended, the base was closed and decommissioned. Materials From the buildings from the base were sold. In 1947 , the orginal owner of my property, and his Father with a hired crew; began the process of taking apart one of the Mess Halls, for materials to build a home for himself and his family. The process was tough and dangerous. One worker suffered injury when a pipe under stress blew and struck him in the chest and he was rushed to hospital.

When it was finally taken down, they transported the wood to his newly purchased plot Ten miles away to a town called Fredonia. They began digging the foundations, but had to use large amounts of dynamite, to blow large granite rocks to complete the process. Then Construction of the home took place, everything was carefully planned and detailed and completion of the project went without a hitch. Throughout the years, more additions were added, a garage and extension. Then an outbuilding, which served as a hen house.

The land of which the properties sits, is a part of donated land given to the Veterans of the Revolutionary War. The town Fredonia got its name from Freedom and Donation. Me, my family, and my colleagues, who themselves are Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan war, feel that it would make not only a fantastic historical site to preserve; but also a meeting place and support group for members of the Armed Forces and its Veterans.

This is a chance for them to be with their fellow Brethren, support each other in times of need. Talk about their experiences, have a place that they can visit, to relax in a peaceful, private setting, throughout the year in association with such an important part of history.

We want to not only preserve, improve and modernize the buildings but also use them as an office, meet and greet area to provide support services, organize outings, activities and a home away from home for those currently stationed at nearby bases. We would like to add a new building alongside existing ones to extend those services.

The original owners and co-builder of the properties, used to bring home, entertain, and provide a home cooked meal for those stationed at the very base from which he obtained the materials from the dismantling of the base, during war time. And I believe this is tradition that should be encouraged.

Also this something our Community can benefit from, something they can take pride in, we're they can come and give thanks, and their way of support for those who risked their lives for their Country. We want to make the buildings an environmentally green project, that will inspire the Town also.

We are all asking for your help in this Community project, for the currently serving Armed Services and Their Veterans and our Community's History. We will be putting a Facebook page as soon as we raise enough funds to begin the project. Showcasing the gradual developmental stages, acknowledging thanks for everyone's contributions, and hopefully the finished project. We are going






















We are raising funds for a project to preserve,improve and provide a historical meeting place and support group, for currently serving members of the Armed Forces and Veterans; on a Property that was built from parts of the dismantled World War II Reynolds Army Base. The site is almost 2 acres in the Countryside, at the very heart of Mercer County Pennsylvania.

Constructed In 1942, and named after the famous Civil War Major General, John F. Reynolds, nearly 2,500 acres of Pymatuning Township farmland, located in Mercer County, was transformed almost overnight into the largest camp of its kind in Pennsylvania and perhaps the United States. Over a million Servicemen passed through its gates for training during the war effort. Please see link for more information and pictures: http://www.campreynolds.com/index.htm.

After the war ended, the base was closed and decommissioned. Materials From the buildings from the base were sold. In 1947 , the orginal owner of my property, and his Father with a hired crew; began the process of taking apart one of the Mess Halls, for materials to build a home for himself and his family. The process was tough and dangerous. One worker suffered injury when a pipe under stress blew and struck him in the chest and he was rushed to hospital.

When it was finally taken down, they transported the wood to his newly purchased plot Ten miles away to a town called Fredonia. They began digging the foundations, but had to use large amounts of dynamite, to blow large granite rocks to complete the process. When the foundations were set, construction of the home took place, everything was carefully planned and detailed and completion of the project went without a hitch. Throughout the years, more additions were added, a garage and extension. Then an outbuilding, which served as a hen house.

The land of which the properties sits, is a part of donated land given to the Veterans of the Revolutionary War. The town Fredonia got its name from Freedom and Donation. Me, my family, and my colleagues, who themselves are Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan war, feel that it would make not only a fantastic historical site to preserve; but also a meeting place and support group for members of the Armed Forces and its Veterans.

This is a chance for them to be with their fellow Brethren, support each other in times of need. Talk about their experiences, have a place that they can visit, to relax in a peaceful private setting, throughout the year in association with such an important part of history.

We want to not only preserve, improve and modernize the buildings but also use them as an office, meet and greet area to provide support services, organize outings, activities and a home away from home for those currently stationed at nearby bases. We would like to add a new building alongside existing ones to extend those services.

The original owners and co-builder of the properties, used to bring home, entertain, and provide a home cooked meal for those stationed at the very base from which he obtained the materials, from the dismantling of the base, during war time. And I believe this is a tradition that should be encouraged.

Also this something our Community can benefit from, something they can take pride in, we're they can come and give thanks, and their way of support for those who risked their lives for their Country and the World. We want to make the buildings an environmentally green project, that will inspire the Town also.

We are all asking for your help in this Community project, for the currently serving Armed Services and Their Veterans and our Community's History. We will be putting a together Facebook page as soon as we raise enough funds to begin the project. Showcasing the gradual developmental stages, acknowledging thanks for everyone's contributions, and hopefully the finished project.


Thank you for reading our page and God Bless.

















We are raising funds for a project to preserve,improve and provide a historical meeting place and support group, for currently serving members of the Armed Forces and Veterans; on a Property that was built from parts of the dismantled World War II Reynolds Army Base. The site is almost 2 acres in the Countryside, at the very heart of Mercer County Pennsylvania.

Constructed In 1942, and named after the famous Civil War Major General, John F. Reynolds, nearly 2,500 acres of Pymatuning Township farmland, located in Mercer County, was transformed almost overnight into the largest camp of its kind in Pennsylvania and perhaps the United States. Over a million Servicemen passed through its gates for training during the war effort. Please see link for more information and pictures: http://www.campreynolds.com/index.htm.

After the war ended, the base was closed and decommissioned. Materials From the buildings from the base were sold. In 1947 , the orginal owner of my property, and his Father with a hired crew; began the process of taking apart one of the Mess Halls, for materials to build a home for himself and his family. The process was tough and dangerous. One worker suffered injury when a pipe under stress blew and struck him in the chest and he was rushed to hospital.

When it was finally taken down, they transported the wood to his newly purchased plot Ten miles away to a town called Fredonia. They began digging the foundations, but had to use large amounts of dynamite, to blow large granite rocks to complete the process. When the foundations were set, construction of the home took place, everything was carefully planned and detailed and completion of the project went without a hitch. Throughout the years, more additions were added, a garage and extension. Then an outbuilding, which served as a hen house.

The land of which the properties sits, is a part of donated land given to the Veterans of the Revolutionary War. The town Fredonia got its name from Freedom and Donation. Me, my family, and my colleagues, who themselves are Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan war, feel that it would make not only a fantastic historical site to preserve; but also a meeting place and support group for members of the Armed Forces and its Veterans.

This is a chance for them to be with their fellow Brethren, support each other in times of need. Talk about their experiences, have a place that they can visit, to relax in a peaceful private setting, throughout the year in association with such an important part of history.

We want to not only preserve, improve and modernize the buildings but also use them as an office, meet and greet area to provide support services, organize outings, activities and a home away from home for those currently stationed at nearby bases. We would like to add a new building alongside existing ones to extend those services.

The original owners and co-builder of the properties, used to bring home, entertain, and provide a home cooked meal for those stationed at the very base from which he obtained the materials, from the dismantling of the base, during war time. And I believe this is a tradition that should be encouraged.

Also this something our Community can benefit from, something they can take pride in, we're they can come and give thanks, and their way of support for those who risked their lives for their Country and the World. We want to make the buildings an environmentally green project, that will inspire the Town also.

We are all asking for your help in this Community project, for the currently serving Armed Services and Their Veterans and our Community's History. We will be putting a together Facebook page as soon as we raise enough funds to begin the project. Showcasing the gradual developmental stages, acknowledging thanks for everyone's contributions, and hopefully the finished project.


Thank you for reading our page and God Bless.

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