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Sunbury in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

For Those Who Served

 
 
For Those Who Served Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 22, 2015
1. For Those Who Served Marker
Inscription.
When Imperial Germany surrendered at the end of
World War I in 1918, many of its cannon were sent to
the United States as war trophies.
This cannon was acquired by the City of Sunbury and Milton Jarret
Norman American Legion Post 201 and placed in
Cameron Park to honor Sunbury soldiers who fought
in "The Great War."
Restored in 2000, the cannon stands as a silent symbol of the
high cost of freedom.

77mm Field Gun (Fieldkanone) Model 16
Weight of Gun and Carriage: 3,108 lbs.
Muzzle Velocity: 1,968 feet per second
Maximum Elevation: 40 degrees


 
Location. 40° 51.71′ N, 76° 47.592′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and 3rd Street, in the median on Market Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sunbury PA 17801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Northumberland Civil War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838) (a few steps from this marker); Sunbury War Memorials (a few steps from this marker); Northumberland County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct
German Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 22, 2015
2. German Cannon
line); The Hotel Edison (about 700 feet away); First Electric Light (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Maclay (approx. 0.2 miles away); Danville-Pottsville R.R. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sunbury.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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