Peace Light Memorial, Gettysburg

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    The Peace Light, Gettysburg Battlefield
    by VeronicaG
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    Peace Light Memorial
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    me @ the Peace Monument
    by PA2AKgirl
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    The Peace Light

    by VeronicaG Updated Feb 5, 2007

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    The Peace Light, Gettysburg Battlefield

    The Peace Light was dedicated in 1938 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It is a memorial to the fighting that ensued during the Battle of Gettysburg on this area referred to as Oak Hill. It was dedicated on the 75th anniversary of the battle with more than 1800 Civil War veterans attending the ceremony.

    The monument is comprised of Maine Granite forming the dark stone base and a lighter stone forming the top of the memorial made of Alabama Rockwood Limestone built at a cost of $60,000.

    President Roosevelt's message contained these words, "All of them we honor, not asking under which flag they fought then--thankful that they stand together under one flag now."

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    Peace Light Memorial--Eternal Flame

    by PA2AKgirl Updated Apr 18, 2004

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    me @ the Peace Monument

    This is probably my favorite of the memorials--for a couple reasons. The theme of course, it was to honor the spirit of reconciliation--one of the things I think we should all honor most-- and the fact that is was dedicated by President Frankin D. Roosevelt in 1938. It stands on the north end of the battlefield, where the Battle of Gettysburg began.

    This flame is fed by natural gas and is lit in all peacekeeping times--I know what you all might be thinking, but it's lit right now. And it's been lit since WWI...except in energy crisis times.

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