BIG APPLE - Marian Love Phillips took this picture last Friday inside the Illinois State Memorial and the sun's shadow resembles a big apple.
I submitted my photo last week and when I opened up my Sunday paper this morning to the Classified Section it was the only one shown and half the page. WOW! I could not believe it and made my day! Many thanks to The Vicksburg Post for publishing my picture to share with my hometown of Vicksburg.
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A side view of the Illinois State Memorial while at the Shirley House in the Vicksburg National Military Park, on Friday, November 28, 2014.
There are forty-seven steps in the long stairway, one for each day of the Siege of Vicksburg. Modeled after the Roman Pantheon, the monument has sixty unique bronze tablets lining its interior walls, naming all 36,325 Illinois soldiers who participated in the Vicksburg Campaign. The monument stands sixty-two feet in height, and originally cost $194,423.92, paid by the state of Illinois.
A beautiful solid bronze eagle, gilded with gold leaf atop the monument.