Gettysburg’s Peace Light closes for restoration work

(Gettysburg National Military Park)

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The Eternal Light Peace Memorial at Gettysburg National Military Park has closed for a preservation project.

National Park Service spokeswoman Katie Lawhon said the memorial closed Tuesday and will remain closed through the rest of 2016. She said the gas flame will continue to burn during most of the work, but there will be some outages.

Visitors may continue to park at the Peace Light, but the area immediately surrounding it is closed.

During the work, preservation experts will dismantle and reset all stones, stairs, and flagstone walkways. They’ll also clean all masonry and the monument’s bronze urn.

The memorial was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938 during the 75th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg.

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