Showing posts with label Veterans Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Veterans Day. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Of Soldiers And Sailors ...

"Freedom is the last best hope of earth."

                               ~ Abraham Lincoln

                                                         ~ 1809-1865

                                ~ 16th President of the United States

                                                          ~ 1861-1865

Valor is celebrated as the Soldiers and Sailors Monument stands in 
the heart of downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania a few days before
Veteran's Day 2015. The statue of a rebel Confederate soldier (second from left) stands
beside a Union soldier with the phrase "One Flag, One Country" imprinted beneath them.
The rebel soldier was included on the monument as a gesture of reconciliation when
it was erected in 1899, only three decades after the Civil War, or the
War Between The States.  It is reportedly the only municipal monument in the North
honoring a Confederate soldier.

An inscription reads: "This column commemorates the valor and patriotism of the
Soldiers and Sailors of the County of Lehigh in the War of 1861-65." 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Salute For The Valiant ...

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them."
                 John Fitzgerald Kennedy 
                         ~ 1917-1963
                35th President of the United States
                                of America
                            ~   1960-1963                        

                            and U.S. Navy Veteran 

With deep gratitude and admiration to our nation's veterans.
By your bravery and courage, we remain the land of the free!

Old Glory waves proudly in chilly, whipping November winds at Leaser Lake, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania.

Leaser Lake's namesake is Frederick Leaser, who in September 1777 with his farm team hauled 
The Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to Allentown where it was concealed in Zion Reformed Church. His homestead is located one mile north of the lake.