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Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Glory

 
 
Top Plaque of Old Glory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
1. Top Plaque of Old Glory Marker
Inscription.
Top section of marker:

Old Glory


I am the Star Spangled Banner.....
conceived in 1777 out of love
America bore for Liberty and Honor.
I am the memorial of countless heroes who
shed their blood to preserve this
sacred heritage.
I have inspired generations of gallant men
who fought against tyranny.
I am the spirit of Valley Forge.....
of sacrifice..... of courage.
I have guarded every rampart where freedom
defended its glorious cause....
Tripoli... Belleau Wood...Argonne Forest
...Omaha Beach...Anzio...Bastogne
...Leyte Gulf...Iwo Jima...Korea...
Viet Nam
I fly wherever Americans gave their lives to
preserve the sanctity of life.
My home is in the hearts of all who feel a
thrill of pride when they salute me
and what I symbolize—

God Country Freedom
Valor


Bottom section of marker

Donated by
The Knights of Columbus
on the anniversary of the
Eleventh Annual Memorial Day Field Mass
May 30, 1968

Harold Vettel
State Deputy
District of Columbia

Dennis H. Ruck
District Deputy

M.D. Gilligan
State
Bottom Section of Old Glory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
2. Bottom Section of Old Glory Marker
Deputy — Maryland

Walter W. Calxton, Sr.
Cemetery — Manager

Rt. Rev. Msgr. Philip J. Brown
Archdiocesan Director of Cemeteries

 
Erected 1968 by Knights of Columbus.
 
Location. 39° 4.901′ N, 77° 4.515′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Georgia Avenue (Maryland Route 97) north of Aspen Hill Road. Touch for map. On the grounds of Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in the Aspen Hill section of Silver Spring. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Matthew Henson (approx. half a mile away); Bioretention Gardens (approx. 1 miles away); a different marker also named Matthew Henson (approx. 1 miles away); Conservation Landscaping (approx. 1.9 miles away); Veirs Mill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cisterns (approx. 2 miles away); Reforestation (approx. 2.1 miles away); RainScapes (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, US RevolutionaryWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
Old Glory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 16, 2017
3. Old Glory Marker
Old Glory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 16, 2017
4. Old Glory Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 16, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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