"Valley Forge National Historical Park" Valley Forge National Historical Park Things to Do Tip by keida84
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A simplified version of the Triumphal Arch of Titus in Rome, the Valley Forge National Memorial Arch signifies the entrance of Washinton's Continental Army into Valley Forge.
It was designed by Paul Cret, a University of Pennsylvannia professor. It was dedicated on June 19, 1917, 139 years after the evacuation of Valley forge.
The memorial is carved granite and is the most imposing if not slightly out of place structure in the park. There was some controversy when it was first erected due to the artists design.
On the north side of the arch the inscription reads: "To the officers and private soldiers of the Continental Army December 19, 1777 June 19, 1778"
On the south elevation:
"Naked and starving as they are we cannot enough admire incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery"
The arch sits at the corner of Outerline Drive and Gulph Roads. All the traffic goes by in a rush, I wonder just how many per day stop and think about these braves souls and what they did for our country?
Address: Outerline Drive and Gulph Roads
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