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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Strengthen the Arm of Liberty

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Strengthen the Arm of Liberty Marker
Inscription.  
With the faith and courage of
their forefathers who made
possible the freedom of these
United States
the Boy Scouts of America
dedicated this copy of the
Statue of Liberty as a pledge
of everlasting fidelity and
loyalty
40th anniversary crusade to
Strengthen the Arm of Liberty
1950

 
Erected 1950 by Boy Scouts of America.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, Cold.
 
Location. 37° 31.536′ N, 77° 24.798′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Memorial is at the intersection of East Grace Street and North 33rd Street, on the left when traveling east on East Grace Street. This statue is located in Chimborazo Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chimborazo Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Powhatan Stone (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Hospital
Strengthen the Arm of Liberty image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Strengthen the Arm of Liberty
(about 500 feet away); Richmond's Civil War Hospitals (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Chimborazo Hospital (about 600 feet away); Battle of Bloody Run (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Chimborazo Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bloody Run (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
More about this marker. To help promote the BSA’s 40th anniversary theme of "Strengthen the Arm of Liberty,” 200 small versions of the Statue of Liberty were placed in communities across the country in the early 1950’s. A recent campaign has helped restore many of these long-neglected statues.
 
Also see . . .  Scouting Magazine. Little Sisters of Liberty. (Submitted on February 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
The Statue of Liberty in Chimborazo Park image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
3. The Statue of Liberty in Chimborazo Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,507 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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