What is the Jednota Memorial?
The First Catholic Slovak Union has developed a Memorial site for our members and their families on a permanently dedicated 3 acres of land of Jednota property in Middletown, PA. A rebronzed “Doughboy” statute is a key highlight of this Memorial, honoring those who served in any wars and also giving the opportunity for our Members to honor and remember their ancestors and family members who have made and make our Society great. Also included throughout the site: the existing pillars leading to the old Orphanage; a stone sign identifying the First Catholic Slovak Union – The Jednota; three flags of polished red granite etched with the national flags of the United States, Canada and Slovakia; granite plaques etched with FCSU historic scenes and subjects; and 19 blocks of high quality red granite each of which are designed to contain “bricks” that contain memoriam messages from members and their families.
How long has it been in existence?
The Jednota Memorial was dedicated on September 13, 2015.
Where is it located?
The Jednota Memorial site fronts Rosedale Avenue in Middletown PA. It sits on land that was once occupied by the Jednota Orphanage in Middletown, PA; land that was purchased in 1909 at the urging of our founder Fr. Štefan Furdek for just such a purpose.
How can I visit the Memorial?
The Memorial is free and open to the public.
How can I contribute to the Memorial?
Tiles or “bricks” are still available for purchase to commemorate loved ones in your branch, district, or family. Download the Memorial Granite Brick order form, fill out your memorial message, and send it back to the Home Office at the address located on the form.