18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Eternal Peace Light Memorial

The Eternal Peace Light Memorial was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938 for the 75th anniversary of the Civil War battle at Gettysburg. Of the nearly 1,400 monuments on the battlefield, it is the only monument with the word "Peace" in its name. At the conclusion of the President's address a soldier of the South and a soldier of the North, using the rays of the sun, lit a flame designed to burn eternally atop the Peace Memorial

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2020
Photo Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3400
Copyright: © Jody Shealer