Connellsville War Memorial
This memorial presented by the Connellsville Sesqui-Centennial Association 1956. Dedicated November 11, 1958.
This plaque dedicated to Connellsville veterans of World War I that initiated the movement to have November 11th of each year designated as a national holiday commemorating the close of that war. The day was to be known as Armistice Day and legislation finally enacted accomplished this. Some years later the name was changed to Veterans Day. Spearheading this successful endeavor were Max. C. Floto and Thomas W. Scott.
Erected 1956 by Connellsville Sesqui-Centennial Association.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 40° 1.476′ N, 79° 35.46′ W. Marker is in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Memorial is at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard (U.S. 119) and Pittsburgh Street, on the left when traveling south
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connellsville Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Connellsville Canteen (approx. 0.3 miles away); United States Post Office, Connellsville, Pennsylvania (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel Johnson (approx. half a mile away); Edwin S. Porter (approx. 0.6 miles away); Col. William Crawford (approx. 0.6 miles away); Home of Colonel William Crawford (approx. 0.6 miles away); Braddock's Twelfth Camp (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Connellsville.
More about this memorial. Marker is on a triangular green space. While taking these pictures landscapers were working the green space and the McDonald's Restaurant on the same corner.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.