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The Eternal Light Peace Memorial

Oak Hill, Off of Mummasburg Road, Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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A Flame for Peace

Please take the time to see this eternal torch for peace. It is a good place to reflect on the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
GaryCummings
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Waynesboro, Virginia
Beautiful memorial to those who served during the battle.

Very peaceful, somber and beautiful place. We've gone in the evening and the view of the area is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sandy B
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Michigan Center, Michigan
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I live in the Gettysburg area and really enjoy The Eternal Light Peace Memorial off of Mummasburg Road. We used to go there in the evening when I was growing up and was a favorite stopping place. It was commemorated in 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. The flame is always on, although there was a period of time when it was not.
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Oak Hill, Off of Mummasburg Road, Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Please take the time to see this eternal torch for peace. It is a good place to reflect on the brutality and loss of inevitable wars.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very peaceful, somber and beautiful place. We've gone in the evening and the view of the area is amazing as it sits on one of the ridges.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the peace memorial is at the top of the hill in the fields where battles fought ,, you could almost imagine soldiers in the fields

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quick stop to take a few pictures and learn about the cannons. This is where we started our trip. This monument is the reason why there is a flame at the gravesite of JFK.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This monument reminds us to be thoughtful of all who fought for our country and that we are a nation of people determined to be. I hope you will come here and take a moment to contemplate the sacrifices and courage made by our American...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This eternal flame is on the battlefield was so tall you could only see the flame at certain angles.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

One of the must stops on the auto tour. On a cold and blustery day with the flame flickering in the wind we stopped to ponder what went on here.one would hope that the thoughts on the memorial would find a place in our hearts...More

Thank Philip W
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

A lovely stop on the battlefield tour. Close to where the fighting on the first day ended the perpetual light and solemn statuary is a calming site on the field.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

This beautiful Memorial was dedicated by FDR in 1938. Atop sits a one ton bronze urn holding the flame. A truly remarkable sight.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

The Eternal Light Peace Monument was dedicated by FDR in 1938, at the 75th Reunion of the Blue & Gray. The flame burns eternally as a hope for worldwide peace. It only went out once, briefly during World War II, because of blackout restrictions. The...More

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