Civilian Public Service

Title

Civilian Public Service

Title

Civilian Public Service

Date

1996-10-26

County

Philadelphia

Type

Roadside

Marker Location

Friends Center at 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia

Marker Text

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.

Files

civilian-public-service.jpg

Citation

“Civilian Public Service,” The Land of Penn and Plenty: Bringing History to the Table, accessed December 16, 2017, https://pafoodways.omeka.net/items/show/21.