Sept. 30 2019 07:34 AM

Project honors Army Air Force Staff Sgt. Carl M. Shaffer.

Veterans Memorial Park in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, is being revitalized thanks to the work of BrightView, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, and other local businesses. BrightView proudly donated landscape services to the memorial park, including mulching, weeding and general improvements to the grounds.

This project honors Army Air Force Staff Sgt. Carl M. Shaffer, a Pottstown native who served in World War II. Staff Sgt. Shaffer’s remains were recently identified and returned for burial in his hometown. The project also will honor Gabriel “Gabe” Joseph Fieni, who was the founder of the Pottstown World War II Memorial. Fieni served as a U.S Army medic in World War II.

“Our BrightView team was grateful for the opportunity to be a part of something as moving as a veterans memorial park,” says Zach Kolb, Norristown account manager. “It was very satisfying knowing that BrightView’s donation will have such an important impact on the community.”

The cleanup project is leading up to the fourth annual Pottstown Veterans’ Community Day Sept. 28. The event will honor local veterans and celebrate their service to the country.