Thursday, October 16, 2008

Eternal Light Peace Memorial







This is another shot from our Gettysburg trip. Shown is the flame on top the Eternal Light Peace Memorial. This memorial overlooks the July 1 battlefield & was dedicated July 3, 1938, at the 75th anniversary of the Gettysburg Battle, to "Peace Eternal in a Nation United" by former Union & Confederate soldiers. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt served as speaker & pushed the button to light the gas flame. PA State Police estimate 250,000 attended & another 100,000 were stuck on highways in an effort to be present.
A post for another day will show more of this monument, but for today please simply enjoy the eternal flame backed by a beautiful sky.
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5 comments:

Kathleen said...

Just Beautiful!

Louise said...

Nice photo AND commentary!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wonderful photo love your header too!

Jeannelle said...

This is a moving and beautiful scene for SkyWatch! Very relevant. I've never seen this memorial before. Greetings from Iowa.

Gardenia said...

I love the solemnity that the monument brings to the viewer's mind - that 's a really good picture!