Washington Crossing National Cemetery Unveiling Statue of Namesake President Next Week

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The statue will sit at the cemetery, located near the scene of his famous Delaware River crossing.

A national cemetery in Bucks County will soon see a large statue of one of the Founding Fathers keep watch over interred veterans. Peg Quann wrote about the statue for the Bucks County Courier Times.

An 8-foot bronze statue of George Washington will be unveiled at Washington Crossing National Cemetery on May 20. The statue, which sees the first President kneeling in reverence, will be located not far from the site of his famous crossing of the Delaware River.

Funds for the new statue were provided by the Guardians of Washington Crossing National Cemetery, an organization founded in 2010 that works to preserve and maintain the cemetery grounds to make it a place of reverence for those who served.

“We could think of no tribute more appropriate than George Washington watching over his troops,” said John Heenan, the treasurer and chairman of the monument committee.

Sculptor Jennifer Frudakis-Petry, a resident of Plumstead, created the large art piece, which she has titled “Washington Kneeling in Prayer.”

Read more about the large statue in the Bucks County Courier Times.


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