Rockledge in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gilbert Motier DeLafayette
Benefactor of Two Hemispheres
—Born a Noble of France —
He served as citizen soldier of American liberty, the cherished friend of Washington - by whose side he fought and bled, in defence of a great principle that the only legitimate government is that which derives its authority from the governed.
A patriot, fearless and firm in days of terror. A man of unchanging integrity under changing dynasties. The constant supporter of constitutional freedom.
Like Washington - he died in voluntary retirement, leaving a name that belongs to history, the lesson of his life to future generations, his most revered memory to every American.
Originally dedicated in 1869
Erected 1973 by Odd Fellows Cemetery Company of Philadelphia.
Location. 40° 4.873′ N, 75° 5.917′ W. Marker is in Rockledge, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Memorial is in Lawnview Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Huntingdon Pike, Jenkintown PA 19046, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); George Washington (here, next to this marker); World War II Honor Roll (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fox Chase and Rockledge World War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Knowlton (approx. 1.4 miles away); Beth Sholom Synagogue (approx. 1½ miles away); Thomas Rowland & Sons Shovel Works (approx. 1½ miles away); Burholme World War I Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockledge.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.