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National Memorial Arch

Outerline Drive and North Gulph Road
Valley Forge National Historical Park, Pennsylvania

Valley Forge Memorial
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The Arch was erected in 1910 by an act of the 61st Congress. Designed by University of Pennsylvania professor Paul Philippe Cret, the Arch is built in a style similar to the Arch of Titus in Rome.

A quote by George Washington is inscribed above the arch:
"Naked and starving as they are,
We cannot enough admire
The incomparable Patience and Fidelity
of the Soldiery."

The National Memorial Arch is dedicated "to the officers and private soldiers of the Continental Army December 19, 1777 June 19, 1778".

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