On Friday May 11th Deer Meadows Home Health & Support Services (along with Deer Meadows Retirement Community) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the grand opening of the Bernard Stepanski Veteran's Library.
The library, which is named after long-time DMRC resident and United States Veteran Bernard Stepanski, houses many historical books of Bernard's that were donated by his family.Some of the books date back to World War II. The library will serve as the meeting place for DMRC's Veteran's club, as well as a place for veterans to go and check out books and spend time.
Several local politicians were also in attendance to show their support. Among those in attendance were PA State Senator John P. Sabatina, PA State Representative John Taylor, and Darrion Shuford, the Chief of Staff for PA State Representative Jason Dawkins.
Following the ribbon cutting ceremony there was a reception with light refreshments in the Walton Conference Center where the Veterans History Project video of Mr. Stepanski was shown.
A fun time was had by all!
Deer Meadows dedicates libraryThe Bernard Stepanski Veteran's Library celebrated its ribbon cutting last week.
Deer Meadows Retirement Community last Friday hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Bernard Stepanski Veteran's Library.
A reception followed, with Stepanski's Veterans History Project video shown.
The library is on the fifth floor at Deer Meadows, 8301 Roosevelt Blvd.
Stepanski grew up in South Philadelphia and graduated from South Philadelphia High School. He was a World War II Army veteran who fought in the Battle of Manila in the Philippines. He was a resident of Deer Meadows when he died last October at age 92.
Stepanski and his family donated numerous books on history and war that are displayed in the library. The library also features pictures of Stepanski, a table, seating, American flags and flags for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and POW-MIA.
State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. and state Rep. John Taylor were in attendance. Sabatina and an aide to state Rep. Jason Dawkins presented Deer Meadows with citations. ••