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Freedom Light

 
 
Freedom Light Marker (North Side) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, December 18, 2021
1. Freedom Light Marker (North Side)
Inscription.  
(north side):
Pillar of Cloud - Pillar of Fire
Gregg Schlanger 2004


(south side):
Dedicated to those patriots who lit the flame of freedom with their lives and to those who continue to fuel the flame with selfless sacrifice and service to our country. May this light lead them home.

(west side):
If the fires of freedom and civil liberties burn low in other lands they must be made brighter in our own.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

(east side):
Lead, kindly light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead thou me on! The night is dark, and I am far from home - Lead thou me on!
- John Henry Newman

(dedication plaque):
Thanks to the following businesses and individuals whose generosity made the memorial to all veterans past & present "Pillar of Cloud-Pillar of Fire" a reality.

Jenkins & Wynne Ford
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Kimbrough
Budweiser of Clarksville
Convergys Employees


Sites Jewelers --- Charter Communications
Mr. & Mrs. Tim Thomas --- TMS Contracting
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Bank --- Bob Langfort
Dr. & Mrs. Leon Stanislav --- Gary Mathews Motors
Economic Development Council --- Col & Mrs. Ted Crozier
Mr. & Mrs. James Mann --- Mr. & Mrs. Coy Baggett
Col & Mrs. Tom Skrodzki --- Col Bob Jones
F & M Bank --- Planters Bank
James & Betty Corlew --- Morgan Contractors
Shirley Kennedy-Tomasi --- Col & Mrs. Mac Edington
Ft. Campbell Federal Credit Union ---In Memory of Robert L. Pace
Clarksville Memorial Co. --- Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rossetti
Mr. & Mrs. Darol Walker --- Gateway Medical Employees
Shepherd & Sons Electrical --- John & Jo Ann Stanley
Jack B. Turner & Associates

Gregg Schalnger, Artist --- April 15, 2004

 
Erected 2004.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II.
 
Location. 36° 31.698′ N, 87° 21.698′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Memorial is at the intersection of Main Street and Public Square, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Located at the Public Square in Downtown Clarksville. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarksville TN 37040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clarksville in the Civil War (within shouting distance
Freedom Light Marker (South Side) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, December 18, 2021
2. Freedom Light Marker (South Side)
of this marker); First Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); John Montgomery Statue (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frank Spencer Sutton (about 600 feet away); Kennedy & Glenn's Bank (about 700 feet away); Whitfield, Bradley & Co. (about 800 feet away); Town Spring (about 800 feet away); Lafayette's Tour (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Freedom Light Marker (West Side) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, December 18, 2021
3. Freedom Light Marker (West Side)
Freedom Light Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 24, 2013
4. Freedom Light Marker
Freedom Light Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 24, 2013
5. Freedom Light Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on December 25, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 26, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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