"Memorial Peace Cross, Bladensburg, Maryland"
Posted by: Rivers End
N 38° 56.353 W 076° 56.439
18S E 331805 N 4311822
Quick Description: The Memorial Peace Cross is dedicated to the fallen soldiers of Prince George's County during World War I
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/3/2006 1:34:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMK1G
The Memorial Peace Cross is an area landmark that has become synonymous with the historic town of Bladensburg. The Snyder-Farmer Post of the American Legion of Hyattsville erected the forty foot cross of cement and marble to recall the forty-nine men of Prince George’s County who died in World War I. The first enlisted man from Prince George’s to die in the line of duty (WWI) was George B. Farmer.The cross was dedicated on July 13, 1925, by the American Legion. A bronze tablet at the base of the monument contains the unforgettable words of Woodrow Wilson: The right is more precious than the peace; we shall fight for the things we have always carried nearest our hearts; to such a task we dedicate ourselves. At the base of the monument are the words, Valor, Endurance, Courage, Devotion. At its heart, the cross bears a great gold star. The cross towers above the convergence of Baltimore Avenue, Bladensburg Road and Annapolis Rd. The Memorial is also situated near the WWII, Korean and Vietnam Memorials for those who gave the supreme sacrifice in Prince George’s County for our Country. The memorial has endured allot in it’s time including major floods from the nearby river. Due to it’s location at a major roadway junction, pollution and weather have shown some signs of wear to the Memorial. Fortunately, the memorial is maintained regularly and has had some major restoration and repair. The site is a major landmark in the Maryland, District of Columbia, Bladensburg basin. But most important of all, is the fact it’s memorializes those who made the supreme sacrifice in the Big One, (Over Thier) World War I. Let us not forget!
Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 07/13/1925
Private or Public Monument?: Private
Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: American Legion - Snyder - Farmer Post, Hyattsville, Maryland
Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America
Physical Address of Monument:
Baltimore Avenue & Annapolis Road (Crossroads)
Bladensburg, Maryland United States of America
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