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Senator Vincent Hughes & Sheryl Lee Ralph Mayor Michael Nutter
Senator Vincent Hughes & Sheryl Lee Ralph Mayor Michael Nutter
Bill Cosby  Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick
Bill Cosby Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick
And Many Others!

Senator Vincent Hughes,
Mayor Michael Nutter,
& The Committee to Restore & Relocate the All Wars Memorial
invite you to the

20th Anniversary Salute

All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors

November 11, 2014 • 11 a.m.

All Wars Memorial
Logan Square • 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Keynote Speaker & Navy Veteran Dr. William "Bill" Cosby


RSVP by Thursday, November 6, 2014 to Omar Sabir 215-879-7777 or email

About The Monument

In 1994, The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors, which once stood in Fairmount Park for more than 60 years was restored and relocated to, what in 1934, was its originally intended location in Logan Square on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

The Honorable Samuel Beecher Hart, a Pennsylvania legislator and captain of the Gray invincible, the last “colored” unit in the Pennsylvania Militia, proposed a memorial to the state’s African American military men who had served the United States in wartime. In 1927 funds were appropriated to construct “a lasting record of their unselfish devotion to duty.” After considerable dispute about placing the sculpture on the parkway, officials agreed on a site in West Fairmount Park.

Atop of the All Wars Memorial, sculptor J. Otto Schweizer placed a “torch of life,” surrounded by four American eagles.
Below, as the central figure at the door of the memorial, stands the allegorical figure of Justice, holding symbols of honor and reward. To the left and right are groups of African American soldiers and sailors, both officers and the principles for which Americans wars have been fought.

In 1994, an extraordinary and overdue event occurred. Sixty years after its installation in a remote area of Fairmount
Park, the city relocated the All Wars Memorial to a much more visible site on the Parkway, as originally proposed.
A day of festivities was organized thanks to an enthusiastic civic group, the Committee to Restore and Relocate the All
Wars Memorial.

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Offices of State Senator Vincent Hughes

4950 Parkside Avenue | Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778
Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579