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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Eternal Peace Light

 
 
Eternal Peace Light Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. Eternal Peace Light Memorial
Inscription. (Lower Front):
Peace Eternal in a Nation United

(Left Side):
With firmness
in the right
as God gives us
to see the right
Lincoln

(Right Side):
An enduring light
to guide us
in unity
and fellowship

 
Location. 39° 50.907′ N, 77° 14.608′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on North Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located on Oak Hill, Stop 2 of the driving tour, in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Rodes Attacks (within shouting distance of this marker); Eternal Peace Light Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rodes's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Orange Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); The King William Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hardaway Alabama Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Iverson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Front Inscription

1. Eternal Peace Light Memorial Dedication. Entry from Gettysburg Daily providing many bits of information about the memorial and the dedication ceremony. Includes a video clip of the reunion and dedication. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Vandalism at the Memorial. In January 2009, the memorial was vandalized. Due to cold weather, the Park Service placed plywood boards up to hide the graffiti. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. Left Side of Memorial
Right Side of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. Right Side of Memorial
Figures on Front of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
5. Figures on Front of Memorial
The figures depict the peace and unity that has followed the war.
Dedication Marker behind Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
6. Dedication Marker behind Memorial
Eternal Light
Peace Memorial

dedicated by
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
during the observation of the
75th anniversary of the
battle of Gettysburg
July 3, 1938
Left Side Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
7. Left Side Entrance
On the memorial's left is a listing of the officials from the Pennsylvania State Commission.
RIght Side Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
8. RIght Side Entrance
On the memorial's right entrance is a listing of the United States Commission officials and the seven contributing states - Pennsylvania, New York, Wisconsin, Indiana, Tennessee, Virginia, and Illinois.
Eternal Peace Light Memorial Dedication Marker and Bench image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
9. Eternal Peace Light Memorial Dedication Marker and Bench
Eternal Peace Light Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
10. Eternal Peace Light Memorial
Eternal Peace Light Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
11. Eternal Peace Light Memorial
Eternal Peace Light Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
12. Eternal Peace Light Memorial
Dedication Marker behind Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
13. Dedication Marker behind Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,561 times since then and 126 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   9, 10. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   11. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   12. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   13. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on July 21, 2016.
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