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Rockledge in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gilbert Motier DeLafayette

Benefactor of Two Hemispheres

 

—Born a Noble of France —

 
Gilbert Motier DeLafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 9, 2012
1. Gilbert Motier DeLafayette Marker
Inscription.

He served as citizen soldier of American liberty, the cherished friend of Washington - by whose side he fought and bled, in defence of a great principle that the only legitimate government is that which derives its authority from the governed.

A patriot, fearless and firm in days of terror. A man of unchanging integrity under changing dynasties. The constant supporter of constitutional freedom.

Like Washington - he died in voluntary retirement, leaving a name that belongs to history, the lesson of his life to future generations, his most revered memory to every American.

Originally dedicated in 1869
 
Erected 1973 by Odd Fellows Cemetery Company of Philadelphia.
 
Location. 40° 4.873′ N, 75° 5.917′ W. Marker is in Rockledge, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Click for map. Memorial is in Lawnview Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Huntingdon Pike, Jenkintown PA 19046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); George Washington (here, next to this marker); World War II Honor Roll (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Gilbert Motier DeLafayette Relief image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 9, 2012
2. Gilbert Motier DeLafayette Relief
Fox Chase and Rockledge World War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Knowlton (approx. 1.4 miles away); Beth Sholom Synagogue (approx. 1.5 miles away); Thomas Rowland & Sons Shovel Works (approx. 1.5 miles away); Burholme World War I Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rockledge.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Gilbert Motier DeLafayette Marker at Flag Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 9, 2012
3. Gilbert Motier DeLafayette Marker at Flag Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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