Princeton Wars Memorial

Princeton Wars Memorial loupe
Nassau & Mercer Streets
USA 08540

The Princeton All Wars Memorial, dedicated in 1925, was designed by architect Harvey Wiley Corbett and sculptor Gaetano Cecere. This memorial takes the form of a semi-circular marble bench, often referred to as an exedra, placed on a circular base.  At the center is a circular 68-inch diameter bronze medallion. The inscription reads: 

Hold dear our sons and daughters
who gave their lives
in the World War for Freedom
1914 — 1918
The Borough and Vicinity of Princeton

Originally created to commemorate those who served in World War I, it was later rededicated to all who have served the United States in a war.  Subsequent inscriptions have been added to commemorate those who served in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and Desert Storm.  The original $10,000 cost of the memorial was raised with contributions from Princeton residents and clubs.  

Photos courtesy of: 
Image with flag - RC & Historical Marker Database
All other photos - NJ State Historic Preservation Office