New Hampshire Sunday Morning-#11

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Real Estate Agent with Homequest Real Estate

 

 

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  Sunday Morning on CBS is one of my favorite programs. They always have a series 

                  of  interesting stories from around the US, people to see and places to go!

                        I hope to pass on a little of the same........

                                                                   NEW HAMPSHIRE SUNDAY MORNING

 

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  Exploring this wonderful State of New Hampshire is something my husband and I never tire of! There are so many diverse attractions and ever-changing landscapes...the possibilities are endless!

 

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  Traveling West on Routes 202/9 will bring you to one of the most scenic areas of our State. Picking up Route # 119 takes us to the town of Rindge .

  Rindge is the home of Franklin Pierce University. It is also the location for one of the most interesting of Tourist Sites, the nation's only Memorial dedicated to all peoples, military and civilian, who have lived to promote the cause of Peace and who have sacrificed their lives in Service to their Country and their God -The Cathedral of the Pines. sign This cathedral without walls is over 200 acres of pine forests and formal gardens. WWII and a personal family loss by the Sloane Family (family upon whose land the site exists) was the driving force behind the creation of what is now called the Alter of the Nation.

  The Alter of the Nation is an open -air "cathedral" available to all people for prayer and meditation.alter In 1946 the stone alter was completed . In 1950 it was rededicated as a memorial to all American war dead. The Alter is made up of donated stones that come from various battlefields and every State and territory of the United States.

 

  Perhaps the most outstanding and interesting structure at The Cathedral is the Women's Memorial Bell Tower. This tower was built in 1963 and its official dedication was in 1967. It is the only national memorial built to specifically honor the patriotism of American women. This impressive 55-foot towertower stands at the entrance. There are four arch ways and over each is a bronze plaque designed by Norman Rockwell. Each bas relief depicts not only those in uniform but those who served in other roles as well (Pioneers,Armed Forces, Red Cross, Salvation Army and those who served at home)- At the center of the tower is a granite fountain portraying the "Waters of Life", out of the waters rises the Tree of Life signifying the stamina , strength of character, determination and courage of Women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  The Cathedral is open daily from garden May through October and is available for weddings, memorial services, religious services for all faiths and other special events. They hold public services each Easter, Memorial Day and Veteran'sDay. They also have a Museum and Gift Shop.

  The Cathedral of The Pines is truly a unique and little known attraction...that is well worth a visit!

 

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Come travel the roads of New Hampshire . There are wonderful examples of our history around every corner!

                                                                 

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Joan Mirantz - Joni is a Realtor® with Homequest Real Estate, a locally owned, Customer Service oriented Firm.
Joan Publishes a monthly Newsletter "Food For Thought" under the pen name Realtor Sherpa.
(Joan also answers to Miz Maven and Miss Joni.)

Joan works in Buyer and Seller Representation with concentrations in the Merrimack Valley Area and towns surrounding Concord NH - the Capital City.
"I love what I do, and it shows in how I do it"

Having crossed over to the "other side of Middle Age" herself....Joan is an ongoing source of information about local programs, facilities and issues specific to her peers! 

 
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Comments (12)

Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
Wow,  I have been to Ringe a couple of times, but had no idea this was memorial existed.  I love all of the lakes around Rindge.  I think I am going to have to take another trip there in the spring and take a look around.  What a unique memorial.
Nov 11, 2007 01:59 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
  Hi Joan... i would love to try to go there for an Easter Service...the Museum is facinating and I love the fact that the Memorial is to women!
Nov 11, 2007 02:02 PM
Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
NH Real Estate Professional
Joan, Thanks for showing me a great place to visit here in our New hampshire. I don't get out to the Rindge area much but after reading this I will make a time to visit this place.
Nov 12, 2007 12:06 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Great Judy...It really is a well kept secret (and worth the trip!)
Nov 12, 2007 12:16 AM
Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine!

Thanks Joan for the pictures and history of the cathedral!

"out of the waters rises the Tree of Life signifying the stamina , strength of character, determination and courage of Women."

What a beautiful honor to the patriotic women who have led the way! I appreciate your posts! I always learn so much. 

Nov 12, 2007 12:48 AM
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC
Hi Joan,
As always your N H Sunday morning tour contain wonderful information on your area in an entertaining way.  So much to see, isn't there?
Nov 12, 2007 06:20 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Mary..thanks for the visit. It really is an interesting place...and VERY Green!
Nov 12, 2007 09:31 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Thanks Cynthia...these tours for Localism really have been getting Google hits! Thaat's what I'm counting on!

For a smallish State...there really is a lot to see and appreciate!

Nov 12, 2007 09:33 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Joan, I SO much enjoy this series.  This was a particularly beautiful way to pay a tribute on Memorial Day and share all that information with us in your lovely state!
Nov 12, 2007 11:20 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Carole...You are just going to have to treat yourself one of these days and make a trip out here!
Nov 12, 2007 02:47 PM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Joan,  The Cathedral of the Pines looks absolutely beautiful and serene. What a generous and thoughtful thing for the Sloane family to create for all of the veterans the world over who fight and have fought for peace.

I love the photos you took and if I ever get down there, I'll be sure to take a walk there,

Jo 

Nov 13, 2007 02:28 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Hi Jo..boy it sure was quiet around here the past few days! I know you would love it there! It's your type of spoy...
Nov 13, 2007 06:18 AM