Alma Mater Statue
commonly known as "Julia," honors and bears the names
of the alumni, students and teachers who served in the
Great War. Special recognition is given to the six
individuals who died in that war, including
George N. Kemp, the sonb of the school's principal.
Completed under the auspices of the Normal School
Alumni Association, the monument also served to expess
gratitude to the school for "instilling a devotion to service
upon its sons and daughters."
The nickname "Julia" was derived from Julius Caesar,
whose "De Bello Gallico" was required in elocution
classes. Students would compare their translations by the
side of the statue.
The area surrounding the monument was further developed
in 1990 to honor those from campus who served their
country in World War II, Korea and Vietnam
May permanent peace be the ultimate result of their
Erected by East Stroudsburg University Alumni, Students, Faculty and Friends.
Topics. This historical marker is Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I. A significant historical date for this entry is November 2, 1919.
Location. 40° 59.695′ N, 75° 10.541′ W. Marker is in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on College Circle east of Prospect Street, on the left when traveling east. Monument is located in the original portion of the East Stroudsburg University campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 College Circle, East Stroudsburg PA 18301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Gertrude Mary Smith Boddle (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Brodhead (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Dansbury Mission (approx. 0.7 miles away); Col. Jacob Stroud (approx. 0.7 miles away); Colonel Jacob Stroud (approx. 0.7 miles away); McMichaels Creek (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Stroudsburg.
Also see . . .
1. Statue on Campus of E. Stroudsburg to be Restored (The Morning Call, 1987). (Submitted on July 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. ‘Julia’ honors those who served in World War I (MCHS, 2015). (Submitted on July 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3, 4. submitted on January 19, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.