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Oaks — The Veterans Grove

 

Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown PA

 

Some 268 oak trees were planted in 1920 to commemorate Pennsylvania Masons who died in World War I. Trees that die are replaced so that the number stays at 268 (see young trees in last photo).  Indeed, the 15-18 foot replacement trees "symbolize renewal and the future of our community," Masonic Village said.

 

The attached memorial has been expanded in purpose to include all American conflicts beginning with the Revolutionary War.  In addition, an eternal flame -- which remains lit 24 hours a day, 365 days a year -- sits atop a monument that reads, "All gave some; some gave all."