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Emmitsburg in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“To Lift a Nation”

 
 
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By F. Robby, May 11, 2009
1. "To Lift a Nation" Marker
Inscription.  Three firemen raised a flag at ground zero in silent tribute to those brave firefighters who answered the call. This noble flag is raised permanently in honor of those heroes and all who serve this great nation. May God continue to bless America! Sculptor: Stan Watts.
 
Location. 39° 41.65′ N, 77° 19.594′ W. Marker is in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Seton Avenue 0.6 miles south of Main Street (Maryland Route 140) when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of FEMA's National Emergency Training Center. Marker is in this post office area: Emmitsburg MD 21727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White Ash Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Fallen Firefighters Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The White House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Emmitsburg, MD (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of St. Joseph's College (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
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By F. Robby, May 11, 2009
2. "To Lift a Nation"
(approx. ¼ mile away); St. Joseph's Valley Camp (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daughters of Charity (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emmitsburg.
 
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By F. Robby, May 11, 2009
3. "To Lift a Nation"
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By F. Robby, May 11, 2009
4. "To Lift a Nation" Marker
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By Thomas E. Franklin, New Jersey Record, 2001
5. Franklin Photo
This photo of New York firefighters George Johnson, Dan McWilliams, and Billy Eisengrein was the inspiration for the "To Lift a Nation" monument.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 828 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 16, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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