This monument honoring the men of the CCC, or Civilian Conservation Corps, is scheduled to be unveiled today, July 7. It's in Laurel Hill State Park, in western Pennsylvania (out near Cinnam0n country.)
The CCC ran from 1933-1942 and provided work for young, unmarried men during the depression. Run by the US Army, the CCC "fought forest fires, planted trees, built roads, buildings, picnic areas, swimming areas, campgrounds and created many state parks." It was a successful program, cut short by WWII, and many state and national parks in the US show a lot of CCC work in their makeup.
While I was wandering around the statue last week, a spry 87 year-old came out from the visitor center to tell me about it -- turns out, he'd been a member of the Corps, and had worked at a sawmill a mile away! He was a hoot, with some great stories, and was so appreciative that the CCC was getting recognition with this monument.
more info at: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/ccc/history.aspx