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Soldiers and Sailors Monument "All Wars"

   
Soldiers and Sailors Monument loupe
Columbia & Gurney Streets
Cape May
NJ
USA 08204

Soldiers and Sailors Monument "All Wars"

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque This granite & marble obelisk monument stands on a small, landscaped traffic island in Cape May. The square cube base, placed on a larger, square stone slab, has bronze plaques mounted on each side. The plaques contain its dedication to Cape May vicinity residents who served in World War I, as well as an Honor Roll.  Thirteen Cape May residents perished during World War I.  The tall stone shaft is square in cross-section & tapers slightly toward the top where a ball with corner finials rests atop a small square slab. Perched on the orb is a large bronze eagle with wings outstretched upward, looking to the side. The shaft also has bronze plaques & medallions attached to its sides.  The plaques were refurbished and the monument was rededicated on November 11, 2018, the centennial of Armistice Day. Photos courtesy of: NJ State Historic Preservation Office. Vintage Postcard courtesy of:  Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.