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Towanda in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The War Ravaged Tree

 
 
The War Ravaged Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2017
1. The War Ravaged Tree Marker
Inscription.

Here we see a representation of the desolate and absolute carnage of war. This tree once proudly stood amid peaceful stones welcoming morning breezes and warm sunshine. It has now become a bullet riddled and grenade shattered
vestige of its once beautiful and natural glory.

If it could speak
It would choose to remain mute
If it could cry
Rivers of tears would freely flow

This is the result of mankind in rage

Looking closer we see but a single leaf courageously sprouting as if to say;
"here I am God, they will not murder your workmanship."

The leaf symbolizes new life
It symbolizes bravery, tenacity and the will to survive under the most extreme circumstances.

This is our "War Ravaged Tree," it is a living testament to nature's ability to overcome all that man can do to destroy it.


 
Erected 2015 by Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 41° 45.712′ N, 76° 26.558′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is on Main Street south of U.S. 6, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park, Towanda PA 18848, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
The War Ravaged Tree image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2017
2. The War Ravaged Tree
are within walking distance of this marker. Medal of Honor Recipients During the American Civil War (here, next to this marker); United States Army (here, next to this marker); The Quintessential Soldier (a few steps from this marker); Bradford County Roll of Honored Dead (a few steps from this marker); Our Veterans' Workplace - The World (a few steps from this marker); The Keystone Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Train Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1922 Train Station (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
Categories. Military
 
The War Ravaged Tree Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2017
3. The War Ravaged Tree Detail
The War Ravaged Tree Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2017
4. The War Ravaged Tree Detail
Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park
Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
6. Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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