Confederate Memorial, Lake Eola Park - Orlando, FL
Posted by: Outspoken1
N 28° 32.670 W 081° 22.227
17R E 463761 N 3157577
Quick Description: This monument was erected in 1911, but moved in 1917 to its current location. Much of the original landscape cited in the postcard is gone.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2012 1:17:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMEDWH
This monument to Confederate Soldiers and Sailors was was erected by the Annie Coleman Chapter No. 226, United Daughters of the Confederacy of Orlando, Florida, in downtown Orlando, but was moved to Lake Eola Park in 1917 allegedy because it had become a traffic hazzard at that location.
Local lore reports that the 1911 installation had the Confederate soldier marching north. The 1917 reinstallation erred in now that the soldier marches west! The iron strap which held his rifle in his hand broke in 2011. The rifle has not yet been replaced.
Albin Polasek (visit link
) restored Lake Eola Park’s Confederate Memorial after vandals damaged it in 1964.
Engravings on the monument read:
To the honored memory of The Soldiers, The Sailors, The Statesmen of the Confederate states of America. "Time cannot teach forgetfulness when grief's full heart is fed by fame."
"Tis wreathed around with glory and 'twill live in song and story, though it's folds are in the dust."
"The cause for which he suffered was lost; the people for whom he fought were crushed; the hopes in which he trusted were shattered; but his fame, consigned to the keeping of time, which happily is not so much the tomb of virtue as its shrine, shall in the years to come, fire modest worth to noble ends."
This monument shall stand through the years to come as our loving tribute to the Confederate Soldiers and as a memorial of his heroic courage, his unparalleled devotion and his unselfish patriotism.
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Bring coins for the parking meters!