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The Great World War Memorial

 
 
The Great World War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
1. The Great World War Memorial Marker
Inscription. This tablet is erected by grateful citizens in honor of the men who offered the supreme sacrifice and of the women who forever glorified womanhood and made victory possible in the Great World War for the Freedom of Mankind

Not for a transient victory or some
stubborn belief that they alone were right
Not for a selfish purpose did they fight
but for the generations still to come

Aug 4 1914 – Apr 6 1919 – Nov 11 1918

 
Location. 39° 57.143′ N, 75° 9.816′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Germantown Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is in the central court of Philadelphia City Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Pennís Prayer for Philadelphia (here, next to this marker); Center Square (here, next to this marker); Declaration of Independence Signators (here, next to this marker); Philadelphia City Hall (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Philadelphia City Hall (here, next to this marker); Mother Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The marker is one of many on or around Philadelphia City Hall.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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