Closed arch memorial behind protective fence. To the memory of the boys from the 21st Ward who lost their lives in the World War 1914-1918. Includes Korean * World War II * Vietnam added later.
Greater love hath no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends.
How sleep the brave who sink to rest by all their country's wishes blest. By fairy hands their knell is rung by unseen forms their dirge is sung.
All time will be the millennium of their glory.
Photo and description courtesy of the Association for Public Art
This bronze "celestial sphere" is dedicated to the aviators who died during World War 1. It also illustrates the signs of the zodiac and is inscribed with the Latin names of the constellations and planets. The sculpture is located opposite the main entrance of the Franklin Institute.
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The front of this vertical granite monument is adorned with an allegorical female figure representing "Justice" flanked by two groups of three African-American officers, soldiers and sailors representing those from Pennsylvania who served in American wars. The figure of Justice is dressed in long flowing robes and wears her hair pulled back and braided around her face. She stands on a low stepped platform holding up a small wreath in each hand to represent Honor and Reward. The African-American Servicemen are dressed in the uniforms of the various branches of the military. On the back of the monument four allegorical female figures, representing the principles for which wars are fought, flank a bronze tablet. On the proper left of the tablet stands "War" holding a shield and wearing a helmet. Next to her stands "Liberty" carrying a torch and wearing the headdress of the Statue of Liberty. On the proper right of the tablet stands "Peace" carrying a large palm frond. Next to her stands "Plenty" holding a filled cornucopia. The monument is topped with a bronze Torch of Life surrounded by four eagles.
--in Wister Woods Park, west side of Belfield Ave. south of 20th Street
--Philadelphia, PA 19144
--GPS coordinates 40.035705, -75.155611
19 (copyright symbol) 27 HARRY LEWIS RAUL . SCULPTOR/EASTON . PENNSYLVANIA / ROMAN BRONZE WORKS NY (Base, front:) ERECTED BY THE PHILA CHAPTER AMERICAN WAR MOTHERS OF THOSE WHO SERVED AND THOSE WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1917-1918 TO YOU FROM FAILING HANDS WE THROW THE TORCH BE YOURS TO HOLD IT HIGH IF YE BREAK FAITH WITH US WHO DIE WE SHALL NOT SLEEP THOUGH POPPIES GROW IN FLANDERS FIELD JOHN McCRAE
--Outdoor Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
--approx. 8 ft. 7 in. x 74 in. x 47 in; Base: approx. 60 in. x 10 ft. 4 in. x 8 ft. 8 in.
Seated female figure flanked by two kneeling servicemen. On her right is a soldier and on her left is a sailor. The female figure wears a long, very plain dress and a long cape. Back of cape is emblazoned with stars. Her hair is pulled back from her face and she stares straight ahead. Her arms reach out and rest on the shoulders of the servicemen on either side of her. Her cape wraps around the back of the servicemen. Each male figure kneels on one knee with the other bent knee raised. The male figures, dressed in their military uniforms, hold their hats and bow their heads. The three figures rest atop a rectangular base
--1927. Copyrighted 1927. Installed 1928
--gift of the Philadelphia Chapter of American War Mothers to the City of Philadelphia
--fair, some spalling on front of stone, not affecting the inscription
--chips at corners of base stone, mildew stains on front of stone base
--Administered by City of Philadelphia, Fairmount Park Commission, Memorial Hall, West Park, P. O. Box 21601, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
--Surveyed 1993 August. Treatment urgent.
--Mud Dauber Wasp nests on bronze surfaces
Bronze plaque located just outside the exit at the front of the sanctuary leading to the church office.
8855 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118
Plaque reads "Tribute to the youth of Trinity Presbyterian Church which had formed following a "schism" within the Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church. Plaque relocated following the subsequent merger of the two churches.
A TRIBUTE TO THE YOUTH OF TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WHO IN THE WORLD WAR 1914 TO 1918 RESPONDED TO THEIR COUNTRYS CALL OF WHOM TWO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
In loving memory of the men
of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy
Who died in the World War
They challenge us to hold more precious than mortal life
Ideals of Honour, Justice, and Righteousness.
They counted not their lives dear unto themselves
Memorial stained glass window dedicated to Julian Cornell Biddle, killed 18 August 1917. Julian Biddle was a pilot who took flight training at Chandler Field, Philadelphia.
Tower given by Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ingersoll as a memorial to their son Captain Harry Ingersoll and the forty-one officers and men of Company H, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division who lost their lives during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 1918. The tower is modeled after the church tower at Brabant-en-Argonne where Captain Ingersoll was initially buried before his remains were moved to the American Cemetery at Romagne. Captain Ingersoll was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918.
Memorial stained glass window dedicated to Norton Downs, Jr., killed 23 October 1918.
This memorial consists of a boulder with attached plaque honoring the service members from the community who fought in WWI.
IN HONOR OF THE BOYS OF COLLEGEVILLE AND VICINITY WHO SERVED THE AMERICAN COLORS IN THE WORLD WAR 1917 - 1919
FOR LIBERTY AND HUMANITY IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES
PRESENTED BY AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY OF THE BRYON S. FEGLEY POST NO. 119
NOV. 11, 1932