Reading in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Enlisted in the Union Army as Private, 1861
Mustered out as Major, 1865
Elected President, 1896
Re-elected President, 1900
Died at Buffalo, N.Y. 1901
Last Public Utterances at the
Pan American Exposition,
Buffalo, N.Y., September 5, 1901.
“God and man have linked the nations together.”
“Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord,
not conflict and that our real eminence rests in
the victories of peace, not those of war”
“Our earnest prayer is that God will graciously
vouchsafe prosperity, happiness and peace to all
our neighbors and like blessings to all the peoples
and powers of the Earth.”
“Lest We Forget.”
Erected by contributions from citizens,
churches, and other organizations,
and the school children of the
City and County, under the direction of the
Erected 1905 by The Reading Board of Trade, with City and County Citizens, Churches, Organizations, and School Children.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1982.
Location. 40° 20.052′ N, 75° 54.862′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Perkiomen Avenue (Business U.S. 422), on the left when traveling east. Memorial is about 200 feet NNW of the intersection of Perkiomen Avenue with Hill Road/Franklin Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reading PA 19602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ringgold Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Penn's Common (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Volunteer Firemen (about 500 feet away); Thomas W. Dugan Memorial Tree (about 500 feet away); Admiral Winfield Scott Schley U.S.N. Memorial Tree (about 500 feet away); Vietnam War Memorial (about 600 feet away); American Gold Star Mothers Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); World War I Memorial Tree (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
Also see . . . William McKinley at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,527 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.