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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Civilian Public Service

 
 
Civilian Public Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
1. Civilian Public Service Marker
Inscription. During World War II, some 12,000 men who were classified as conscientious objectors to war -- about fifteen percent of them from Pennsylvania -- served in non-military occupations across the United States. Under the leadership of Mennonite, Quaker, and Church of the Brethren agencies, they were engaged in mental health care and medical experiments, in forestry and on dairy farms, and in other important civic projects.
 
Erected 1996.
 
Location. 39° 57.338′ N, 75° 9.908′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Cherry Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Friends Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia PA 19102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Green Building at Friends Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Quakers at Friends Center (within shouting distance of this marker); American Friends Service Committee (within shouting distance of this marker); Girl Scout Cookies (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Civilian Public Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
2. Civilian Public Service Marker
(about 600 feet away); Edmund N. Bacon (about 600 feet away); Public Sector Collective Bargaining (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philadelphia (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkChurches, Etc.War, World II
 
Friends Center Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
3. Friends Center Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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