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Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

American Legion Monument

 
 
American Legion Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
1. American Legion Monument Marker
Inscription. (Side 1):
Greater love hath no man than this: That he lay down his life for a friend.
(Side 2):
Honoring the men and women of this community who served our country in all wars.
(Side 3):
To those who served our country in time of war for the freedom of all men everywhere. They gave their today for our tomorrow.
(Side 4):
Dedicated to the everlasting memory of those who sacrificed their lives on the altar of freedom in all wars.
 
Location. 40° 1.526′ N, 76° 31.748′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of PA 462 Lincoln Highway and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on PA 462 Lincoln Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville PA 17368, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wrightsville ( a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg Campaign ( within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Bridge ( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal ( about 800 feet away); Springetsbury Manor ( about 800 feet
Side 1. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
2. Side 1.
away); Hosting the Invader ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Burning the Wrightsville Bridge ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The River: a Corridor and a Barrier ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
Categories. MilitaryPatriots & Patriotism
 
Side 2. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
3. Side 2.
Side 3. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
4. Side 3.
Side 4. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
5. Side 4.
Full view of monument on the grounds of American Legion Post 469. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
6. Full view of monument on the grounds of American Legion Post 469.
57-mm Anti-Tank Gun image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
7. 57-mm Anti-Tank Gun
One of two standing near the memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,030 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   7. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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