Work begins on Palmerton monument
Concrete was poured for the base of The Sons of Liberty 1775 monument in Palmerton on Tuesday. HUNTRE KEIP/TIMES NEWS
A monument is in its beginning stages in Palmerton, and it will honor the local soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
The 8-foot sculpture, The Sons of Liberty 1775, will be at the corner of Fourth Street and Delaware Avenue by the Palmerton Police Department. The sculpture is of Continental Army soldier Peter Nothstein.
The monument will include the sculpture, a bronze plaque and a flagpole holding a Betsy Ross American flag.
The footer and base hole was dug on Monday, and concrete for the base was poured on Tuesday. It is expected to be complete next week.
A dedication ceremony will be planned for later this summer.