Connellsville War Memorial
This memorial presented by the Connellsville Sesqui-Centennial Association 1956. Dedicated November 11, 1958.
This plaque dedicated to Connellsville veterans of World War I that initiated the movement to have November 11th of each year designated as a national holiday commemorating the close of that war. The day was to be known as Armistice Day and legislation finally enacted accomplished this. Some years later the name was changed to Veterans Day. Spearheading this successful endeavor were Max. C. Floto and Thomas W. Scott.
Erected 1956 by Connellsville Sesqui-Centennial Association.
Location. 40° 1.476′ N, 79° 35.46′ W. Marker is in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard (U.S. 119) and Pittsburgh Street, on the left when traveling south on Memorial Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 705 Memorial Boulevard, Connellsville PA 15425, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connellsville Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Connellsville Canteen
More about this marker. Marker is on a triangular green space. While taking these pictures landscapers were working the green space and the McDonald's Restaurant on the same corner.
Categories. • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.