Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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
"This land will remain
the land of the free
Only so long as it is
the home of the brave."
~ Elmer Davis
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
"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
35th President of the United States
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
Friday, May 23, 2014
"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.