September 28, 2013

Downtown Apollo, PA


Apollo is not far from the home of Frank's brother. A memorial was erected downtown in 2010 with the words "Apollo 11" on the top panel and a depiction of the logo for the Apollo 11 moon landing featuring an eagle. The words "Apollo In the Line of Duty Memorial" are featured below that.

Four other panels are dedicated to heroes: Persons from Apollo who died in the line of service, men and women of the Apollo Police Department, the Apollo Fire Department, and the crew of Apollo 1 who died in a "NASA preflight test" in 1967.

Link: The Apollo Missions (NASA)

Trivia: Apollo PA is a palindrome. (Try spelling it backwards.)

3 comments:

  1. Hmmmmm I live in Pennsylvania and never heard of Apollo Pa. I ask my Hubs and he thinks it is out near Philly. Anyway.... always fun to visit family.

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  2. Looks like a dignified and beautiful memorial. That blue sky makes the photo even prettier. Interesting about the name being a palindrome. I wouldn't have realized it if you hadn't pointed it out.

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  3. Terry, It's closer to Pittsburg.

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