Showing posts with label old glory. Show all posts
Showing posts with label old glory. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas Peace ...

"It's better to light just one little candle

Than to stumble in the dark

Better far that you light just one little candle

All you need's a tiny spark.


If we'd all say a prayer that the world would be free

The wonderful dawn on the new day we'll see

And if everyone lit just one little candle

What a bright world this would be ..."

                                    ~ "One Little Candle"

                                                ~ recorded by Perry Como, 1952

                                                   & the theme song of  "The Christophers,"

                                                   who's motto is, "It's better to light 

                                                  one candle than to curse the darkness." 

An artistic view of the Easton Peace Candle as
sunset touches twilight over the Pennsylvania city's Centre Square, and Old Glory proudly waves in the November wind.

The Easton Peace Candle is a tower-like structure erected every Christmas season in Easton, Pennsylvania. The approximately 106-foot tall structure, which resembles a giant candle, is assembled every year over the Soldier’s & Sailor’s Monument, a Civil War memorial in Centre Square. It is typically assembled in mid-November and lighted over Thanksgiving weekend and disassembled in early February each year.

The Peace Candle was first erected in 1951, and has been erected almost every year since then, having been replaced a few times due to damage or disrepair. It is dedicated to the Easton area men and women who have served or are serving in the United States armed forces.

It has been said to be the largest non-wax Christmas candle in the country. Although conceived with the hopes of restoring Easton’s pre-20th century reputation for elaborate Christmas decorations, city officials also believed a candle would serve as a symbol of peace for all religions and denominations.



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Freedom By The Morning Light ...

"This land will remain
the land of the free
Only so long as it is
the home of the brave."
                          ~ Elmer Davis
                                        ~ 1890-1958

May is the month we celebrate Armed Forces Day & Memorial Day, the perfect time to express deep gratitude to our nation's veterans. By your bravery and courage we remain the land of the free!

Here Old Glory waves proudly on a bright and breezy April morning at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

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. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Patriotism ...

"Patriotism! There is magic in the word.
It is bliss to repeat it."
                          ~ Archbishop John Ireland

The American flag waves proudly in the
evening sun in May at 
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Grand Old Flag...

"You're the emblem of the land I love,
the home of the free and the brave ..."
                           ~ "You're A Grand Old Flag,"  ~ George M. Cohan

Old Glory waves proudly in the wind in the May breeze
at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.  

With honor and gratitude on Memorial Day to those members of 
the armed forces who died serving our great country.