Remembering Veterans

Remembering Veterans

Franklin County’s military history stretches back to colonial America and carries to the present day. Today, on Veterans Day, Franklin County Visitors Bureau remembers and honors the military history of Franklin County and extends sincere gratitude to all veterans.

If you would like to learn more about Franklin County, PA’s military history, please see the Franklin County Military Trail of History guidebook here. Discover the stories of Franklin County’s men and women—a medal of honor winner, prisoners of war, two 9-11 memorials, pre-Revolutionary War heroes, the Doughboy, USCT, Civil War soldiers, and more.

Franklin County Visitors Bureau and 11/30 Visitors Center would like to share a verse penned by Joanna Fuchs as a Veterans Day Tribute.

The Best on Earth:

A Veteran's Day Tribute

If someone has done military service,

They earn the title "veteran," and more;

They earn our deep respect and admiration;

That they are special no one can ignore.


They sacrificed the comforts we enjoy;

The list is long of all the things they gave.

Our veterans are extraordinary people;

They’re loyal, dedicated, true and brave.


When terror and invasion were real threats,

They showed us they could handle any storm.

We owe our freedoms and our very lives

To our veterans, who served in uniform.


Our veterans should be celebrities;

They’re exceptional; no other group compares.

We’re grateful for the many things they’ve done;

They’re always in our hearts and in our prayers.


We owe our veterans support and friendship;

Let no one ever question what they’re worth.

These men and women served us and our country,

Our veterans--the very best on earth.