The United States Memorial Arch - Valley Forge

The United States Memorial Arch - Valley Forge

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The United States Memorial Arch, located at the intersection of Outerline Drive and Gulph Road, was erected to commemorate the arrival of General George Washington and his Continental Army into Valley Forge. It was designed by Paul Philippe Cret, being a simplified version of the Triumphal Arch of Titus in Rome (A.D. 81) which marked the capture of Jerusalem by Emperor Titus in A.D. 70. In the classical tradition, the triumphal arch of one or three openings was erected to honor Generals or Emperors, so that this memorial arch with its single opening is classically proper as a national tribute to General Washington and the army he led. nps.gov 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" #America #Arch #arco #Estados_Unidos #George_Washington #Memorial #Memorial_Arch #monument #monumento #Paul_Philippe_Cret #Pennsylvania #United_States #United_States_of_America #USA #Valley_Forge
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