“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Towanda in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

United States Army

Army Strong

United States Army Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2017
1. United States Army Monument

1773 - 1917

16 December 1773 - "The Boston Tea Party"

19 April 1775 - "Shot heard round the world"
Lexington & Concord, MA

15 June 1775 - The first Continental Congress
elects George Washington as the first military
Commander in Chief

Famous battles which led to victory:
Lexington-Concord, Bunker Hill, Battle of Quebec,
Long Island, White Plains, Trenton, Brandywine,
Saratoga, Germantown, White Marsh, Monmouth Courthouse
Siege of Savannah, Siege of Charlestown,
Siege of Yorktown

09 March 1783 - Revolutionary War ends

The War of 1812: Ends when Andrew Jackson
prevails over the British at New Orleans
in January 1815

1846 Mexican-American War
"Remember the Alamo"

1861 US Civil War
The Emancipation Proclamation
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

April 1917, The United States enters World War I
The American Expeditionary Forces arrive at the
Western Front in

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October 1917. Armistice signed on
11 November 1918

07 December 1941 Japan attacks US forces on
Hawaii. 11 December Germany declares war
against the United States. Eventually the US
mobilized nine million troops including the Reserves
and National Guard. Famous battles included the
Battle of the Bulge, Invasion of Normandy, Italy,
Liberation of Paris and the North Africa Campaign
Germany surrenders 08 May 1948 [sic - 1945],
Japan 12 September 1945

25 June 1950 North Korea invades South Korea.
30 June President Harry S. Truman orders General
Douglas McArthur [sic - MacArthur] to protect South Korea.
27 July 1953 Armistice signed.

Gulf of Tonkin, Tet Offensive, Da Nang, the Ho Chi
Minh Trail, D'ien B'ien Phu [a French Army battle],
fall of Saigon.
Release of POW's - Hanoi Hilton
End of

Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park
hostilities 30 April 1975
1975 - 2015

War against Global Terrorism
Afghanistan, Iraq, Desert Storm, Kosovo, Bosnia &
Herzegovina, Beirut, Iran, Sudan, Kandahar, Pakistan,
Libya, Yemen, Philippians [sic - Philippines],
Horn of Africa, Al-Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS. Hostilities ongoing - 2015
Psalm 23

"Yea, though [sic - thou] I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art
with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."
[Parsed 02.10.2015]
The Soldiers [sic - Soldier's] Creed

I am an American Soldier. I am a warrior and a member of a team.
I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.
I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade. I am disciplined,
physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my

Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park
warrior tasks
and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself. I am an expert
and I am a professional. I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the
enemies of the United States of America in close combat. I am a guardian of
freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.
Army Hymn

March along, sing our song, with the Army of the free
Count the brave, count the true, who have fought to victory
We’re the Army and proud of our name
We’re the Army and proudly proclaim
First to fight for the right,
And to build the Nation’s might,
And the Army goes rolling along
Proud of all we have done,
Fighting till the battle’s won,
And the Army Goes Rolling Along
Then it’s Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army’s on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong
For where’er we go,
You will always know
That the Army Goes Rolling Along.
Valley Forge, Custer’s ranks,
San Juan Hill and Patton’s tanks,
And the Army went rolling along
Minutemen, from the start,
Always fighting from the heart,
And the Army keeps rolling along.
Men in rags, men who froze,
Still that

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Army met its foes,
And the Army went rolling along.
The Right People At The Right Time
-US Army-

Alvin York • Andrew Jackson • Audie Murphy
Colin Powell • Creighton B. Abrams • Doughlas McArthur [sic]
Dwight D. Eisenhower • George B. McClellan • George Marshall
George Meade • George S. Patton • George Washington
Henry Arnold • Henry Knox • Kristin Baker
Horatio Gates • John Pershing • Joseph Hooker
Louis Zamperini • Mark Clark • Matthew B. Ridgeway
Nathan Hale • Nathanael Greene • Norman Schwarzkopf
Omar Bradley • Sam Houston • Ulysses S. Grant
William "Billy" Mitchell • William Sherman • James "Jimmy" Doolittle

Erected 2015 by Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 9, 1783.
Location. 41° 45.709′ N, 76° 26.554′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Memorial is on Main Street south of U.S. 6, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park, Towanda PA 18848, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Navy (here, next to this marker); The War Ravaged Tree (here, next to this marker); United States Marine Corps (a few steps from this marker); Medal of Honor Recipients During the American Civil War (a few steps from this marker); In Memory And Never Forgotten (a few steps from this marker); United States Coast Guard (a few steps from this marker); United States Air Force (a few steps from this marker); The Quintessential Soldier (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
Also see . . .  United States Army. (Submitted on November 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Additional commentary.
1. The 1846 Mexican American War
The marker is in error by mentioning the Battle of the Alamo ("Remember the Alamo") as part of the 1846-1848 Mexican American War. The Battle of the Alamo happened from February 23 – March 6, 1836 and was part of the War for Texas Independence. That war ended on April 21, 1836 and soon after Texas declared itself an independent republic. The 1846-1848 Mexican American War started on April 25, 1846 and finished on February 3, 1848. It had multiple causes, including President Polk's desire to enlarge the nation and pro-slavery interests that wanted to have additional areas open to slavery. The two conflicts are related but separate.
    — Submitted November 22, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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