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Old Glory

Chester County, PA

 
 
Old Glory Monument image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, October 17, 2011
1. Old Glory Monument
Inscription.
[Left Plaque]
Erected by The County of Chester
In grateful commemoration of the heroism, sacrifices, and patriotism of her soldiers, sailors, and marines displayed during the late war of the rebellion for the preservation of the Union and the supremacy of its flag.
Dedicated
Memorial Day 1915

[Right Plaque]
“Let us here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under god, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Abraham Lincoln
 
Erected 1915 by County of Chester.
 
Location. 39° 57.584′ N, 75° 36.283′ W. Marker is in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of West Market Street and North High Street & West Market Street, on the left when traveling east on West Market Street. Click for map. This Monument and its markers are on the grounds of the original Chester County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19380, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Disabled Veterans of Chester County Pennsylvania Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Chester County World War II Veterans Memorial

Left Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, October 17, 2011
2. Left Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Chester County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln Biography (a few steps from this marker); Chester County (within shouting distance of this marker); The First National Bank of West Chester (within shouting distance of this marker); William Darlington M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of Chester County (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in West Chester.
 
More about this marker. This monument is accross the street from the building where the first published biography of Abraham Lincoln was printed in 1860.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. The origin of the term "Old Glory" as it refers to the flag of The United States of America. (Submitted on October 28, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. 100 Year Aniversery Story ~ 2015. (Submitted on June 6, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. Time capsule found in 100 year celebration ~ Daily Local News, West Chester, PA
Right Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, October 17, 2011
3. Right Marker
Quoted from the Gettysburg Address
. (Submitted on June 12, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
4. History of West Chester's Old Glory ~ by Malcolm Johnstone. (Submitted on June 30, 2016, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
As the statue looked when first unveiled in 1915 image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. As the statue looked when first unveiled in 1915
Note in the image at the top of this page..the sword in this image is no longer in his hand, it was stolen or removed by some unknown entity long ago.
Dedication Ceremony on Memorial Day 1915 image. Click for full size.
Chester County Historical Society
5. Dedication Ceremony on Memorial Day 1915
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on November 11, 2016.
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