Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gold Star Mothers Memorial
A Mother's tears were shed today
For a battle long ago.
Her precious gift to a warrior son
Whose fate.....she'll never know.
Not Heroes shiny medals
For courage through their fears
No ribboned badge of honor
Can match a Mother's Tears
Marsha B. Megehee
Location. 39° 49.19′ N, 77° 14.059′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Steinwehr Avenue (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south. The memorial is located in Veterans Park on the West side of Steinwehr Avenue, just North of the American Civil War Wax Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 297 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Tale of Two Brothers (here, next to this marker); Culp Brothers Memorial (here, next to this marker); "The Great Peace Jubilee" (a few steps from this marker); "Four score and seven..." Better Than a Tent... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Last Line-of-Duty Deaths on Gettysburg Battlefield (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away); July 1, 1863 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
1. A Mother's Tears
To read the complete poem, "A Mother's Tears" by Marsha Burks Megehee, please visit www.wrensworld.com/veteranmotherstears.htm.
— Submitted August 8, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
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