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“Eternal Flame”

The Eternal Light Peace Memorial
Ranked #18 of 82 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 3 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 and mind

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Reviewed 28 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 24 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 18 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 view of the first day's battlefield from here is magnificent.

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