25 January 2015

On This Day: National Monument ordered

Today we so often see monuments in every town. Rarely do people even stop and really look at them and remember those who the monument was set to honor. It was On This Day in 1776 that the first national monument was ordered. 

The monument was to honor the memory of Revolutionary War Brigadier General Richard Montgomery. He was killed during an assault on Quebec on 31 December 1775. Jean Jacques Caffieri was commissioned to create the monument, which was finished in 1778. The monument is located at St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City.
 
Photo:
Public Domain image from Wikipedia

 

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.