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Old Glory

 
 
Old Glory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2020
1. Old Glory Marker
Inscription.  
I am the Star Spangled Banner.....
  conceived in 1777 out of love
  America bore for Liberty and Honor.
I am the memorial of countless heroes who
  shed their blood to preserve this
  sacred heritage.
I have inspired generations of gallant men
  who fought against tyranny.
I am the spirit of Valley Forge.....
  of sacrifice..... of courage.
I have guarded every rampart where freedom
  defended its glorious cause....
Tripoli... Belleau Wood...Argonne Forest
  ...Omaha Beach...Anzio...Bastogne
  ...Leyte Gulf...Iwo Jima...Korea...
  Viet Nam
I fly wherever Americans gave their lives to
  preserve the sanctity of life.
My home is in the hearts of all who feel a
  thrill of pride when they salute me
  and what I symbolize—

God • Country • Freedom • Valor

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 39° 24.429′ N, 79° 24.424′ W. Marker is in Oakland, Maryland, in Garrett County. Memorial
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is at the intersection of South 3rd Street (U.S. 219) and East Oak Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling north on South 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 S 3rd St, Oakland MD 21550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of All Who Fought For Our Country (here, next to this marker); To the Men and Women of Garrett County who fought honorably in Southeast Asia (here, next to this marker); Garrett County Civil War Veterans (here, next to this marker); Oakland Veterans Park (a few steps from this marker); The First Garrett County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Garrett County Pilgrimage (within shouting distance of this marker); Cobbler Shop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rasche Blacksmith Shop (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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