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Connellsville War Memorial

 
 
Connellsville War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 20, 2014
1. Connellsville War Memorial Marker
Inscription. Dedicated to the veterans of all wars. Their devotion, sacrifices and ideals have assured our liberties.

[left plaque]
This memorial presented by the Connellsville Sesqui-Centennial Association 1956. Dedicated November 11, 1958.

[right plaque]
This plaque dedicated to Connellsville veterans of World War I that initiated the movement to have November 11th of each year designated as a national holiday commemorating the close of that war. The day was to be known as Armistice Day and legislation finally enacted accomplished this. Some years later the name was changed to Veterans Day. Spearheading this successful endeavor were Max. C. Floto and Thomas W. Scott.
 
Erected 1956 by Connellsville Sesqui-Centennial Association.
 
Location. 40° 1.476′ N, 79° 35.46′ W. Marker is in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard (U.S. 119) and Pittsburgh Street, on the left when traveling south on Memorial Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 705 Memorial Boulevard, Connellsville PA 15425, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connellsville Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Connellsville Canteen

Connellsville War Memorial Marker Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 20, 2014
2. Connellsville War Memorial Marker Dedication
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Edwin S. Porter (approx. 0.6 miles away); Colonel William Crawford (approx. 0.6 miles away); Home of Colonel William Crawford (approx. 0.6 miles away); Braddock's Twelfth Camp (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Colonel William Crawford (approx. 0.6 miles away); Benjamin Wells (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Connellsville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on a triangular green space. While taking these pictures landscapers were working the green space and the McDonald's Restaurant on the same corner.
 
Categories. Military
 
Connellsville World War I Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 20, 2014
3. Connellsville World War I Plaque
Connellsville War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 20, 2014
4. Connellsville War Memorial Marker
Southward by Route US 119
Connellsville War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 20, 2014
5. Connellsville War Memorial Marker
Along Route US 119 north. Note the plaques in pictures 2 and 3 are left and right of the walkway at the memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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