Jun 14



The Eternal Light Peace Memorial was cleaned on Friday, June 12, 2009, approximately 155 days after it was vandalized. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 13, 2009.

The Eternal Light Peace Memorial (Peace Light) was vandalized on January 8, 2009. It was mostly cleaned on June 12, 2009.



We’ll first look at the cleaning on the east steps. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 13, 2009.



Unfortunately, these words are still readable. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 13, 2009.



This side of the steps was more “smudged over” than cleaned, but it looks a lot better than having plywood covering it. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 13, 2009.



This front part has now been cleaned well. This view was taken facing north at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 13, 2009.



They also did well cleaning the limestone shaft on the monument. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 13, 2009.



Here’s the east side of the shaft. This view was taken facing west at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 13, 2009.



They could have done a little better cleaning below the words… This view was taken facing west at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 13, 2009.



… and on the words. This view was taken facing west at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 13, 2009.



Here’s the north side of the shaft. It’s still smudged, but again it looks a lot better than having plywood hanging on it. This view was taken facing south at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 13, 2009.



They might have forgotten about the mark on the figures on the south side of the shaft. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 13, 2009.



This mark. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 13, 2009.



Overall, this was a good job. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 13, 2009.

See the following related posts:

It Has Now Been 145 Days Since the Peace Light was Vandalized on June 2, 2009.
153rd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument Update, and Peace Light Update on May 23, 2009.
Peace Light Cleaning Update: A Little More Progress on May 22, 2009.
Peace Light Cleaning Update: No Visible Progress on May 20, 2009.
Another Gettysburg Monument Vandalized on May 19, 2009.
Peace Light: Some Photographs Taken When the Vandalism was First Discovered on January 27, 2009.
Peace Light Monument Vandalism on January 10, 2009.
Eternal Light Peace Memorial Dedication Ceremony on January 1, 2009.
153rd Pennsylvania Monument on Barlow Knoll on September 14, 2008.
Red Cloths Finally Removed From Monuments on July 7, 2008.
Smith’s New York Battery Monument Still Awaits Restoration on May 31, 2008.
A New Type of Vandalism for Memorial Day on May 26, 2008.


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