Cathedral of the Pines - Rindge, NH
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Telomere
N 42° 46.523 W 071° 59.366
19T E 255441 N 4740206
Quick Description: A comprehensive collections of veteran's memorials, of numerous forms and origins, within a dedicated outdoor cathedral.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2009 7:29:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM6F4F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 8

Long Description:
Cathedral of the Pines began as a memorial to the founder's son, a B-17 crewman killed in action in 1944, when his aircraft was shot down over Germany. The response to a small dedication ceremony planned for this spot, (which was to be his homestead upon his return from combat) was much larger than expected, and the original idea grew in scope. Today, the outdoor Cathedral contains structures, plaques, paintings, sculptures, flags, benches, stones, stained glass windows, crafts, memorabilia, and a bell tower, all dedicated to those who served, and those who supported the effort - including some distinctive references to women in wartime. Please view the entire gallery for this waymark, I've done my best to give a sampler of the many visuals here. The outdoor altar is recognized by the United States Congress as a national memorial dedicated to all American war dead.
The Cathedral's website is a wonderful resource of information - (visit link)
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
All American War Dead for the entire history of our nation.


In Honor Of: Lt. Sanderson Slone.

Marker Text:
Cathedral of the Pines - Dedicated to Almighty God as a place where all people may worship - In Memory of Lt. Sanderson Slone - Killed in action over Germany - Feb. 22, 1944 - The gift of his parents - Douglas and Sybil Sanderson Sloane


Date of dedication: August, 1945

Who Put it Here?: Douglas and Sybil Sanderson Sloane

Description of Memorial:
The Cathedral is located on a hilltop, and within it's several acres contains a museum, a bell tower, an outdoor altar, picnic area, cemetary, gardens, walkways and chapels, surrounded by farm fields, woodlands, and three ponds. The Cathedral has a stunning view of Mount Monadnock. It hosts numerous events each year, including weddings, unit gatherings, services and blessings, meetings, addresses and ceremonies.


Visit Instructions:
Visited Logs must contain, at least, a picture of the monument and your GPSr. Preferably YOU at the monument with your GPSr, but we understand that some people are camera-shy.
It is suggested you please include something about your visit here, as well.
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