Peace Candle & Snowflake, Easton, PA
The Great Square has been the site of the oldest, continuously operated outdoor Farmers Market since 1792. It is also the site where Robert Levers read the Declaration of Independence to the gathered public on July 8, 1776, standing on the steps of the courthouse. The Civil War Monument that now stands on the old courthouse site, is a 75 foot tall obelisk topped by "The Bugler." Formally named the Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument was dedicated to local veterans in 1900. Each year, the monument is shrouded by a one hundred foot Peace Candle, which is ceremoniously lighted the Friday evening after Thanksgiving.
Easton, PA 12/14/2012