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Towns Co. -- Veterans Memorial Parkloupe
1400 Highway 76 East
USA 30546
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
The Towns County Veterans Memorial Park is adjacent to the Towns County High School, 1400 Highway 76 East in Hiawassee, GA.  The Park was erected by the Towns County Board of Education and the Student Council, May 28, 1984.
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Petersburg National Battlefieldloupe
5001 Siege Rd
Prince George
USA 23803
Petersburg National Battlefield commemorates the nine and one-half -month campaign and siege and defense of Petersburg, Virginia, in 1864 and 1865. As the apex of trench warfare in the Civil War these fields are key in understanding the evolution that led to the battlefields of World War 1 in Europe. The park also manages training trenches used by the 80th Division in 1917-1918 while stationed at Camp Lee. The historic photograph shows trenches dug during the Civil War. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Augusta – Richmond Co. Woodmen of the World Memorialloupe
USA 30901

“In Sacred memory of the Men of Richmond County Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice - World War 1”

“Erected By Woodlawn Camp No. 55 Woodman of the World”

Johns Creek – Veterans Memorial Walkloupe
3150 Old Alabama Road
Johns Creek
USA 30022
All photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
Photo-engraved monolith plaques of all American overseas conflicts from World War 1.  This walk includes tributes to Women in Service and Purple Heart recipients.  Individual brick pavers continue to be added.
Fulton Co. - (Campbell Co.) - Fairburn - 1919 Monumentloupe
359 West Broad Street
USA 30213
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Unveiled May 21, 1919,  this soldiers monument was erected in Fairburn (Campbell County), in the middle of West Broad Street, to honor those who had died in World War I. The monument was moved to the Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in 1967.  

In 1931, Campbell County was absorbed into Douglas and Fulton Counties.  Fairburn became part of Fulton County.  

The inscription around the globe at the top of the obelisk reads “ Their All For Democracy and Freedom of the World

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Doughboy - Cliffside Parkloupe
Memorial Park, Edgewater Road & Palisade Avenue
Cliffside Park
USA 07010

This monument commemorates the soldiers from Cliffside Park, NJ who served in World War I.  It was dedicated on Decoration Day 1929. 

The bronze sculpture depicts a WWI soldier leaning on his left foot. He is wearing his uniform, ragged on both arms, a helmet and carrying a rifle on his left shoulder. His left hand is holding the rife strap, his right hand is hooked to the ammunition belt hanging around his hips. He is wearing a gas mask on his chest & a canteen on his right hip. 

On February 12, 1950, the monument was rededicated and a new plaque was added to include the names of the soldiers who gave their lives in WWII. The new plaque, made of polished labradorite, covers the original inscription on the stone base. 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000379.

Photos courtesy of: Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) 

Citizen Soldiers Monument - Irvingtonloupe
Springfield Avenue & Nesbitt Terrace
USA 07111
Charles Keck

This monument was erected to honor the soldiers & sailors of Irvington, NJ who fought in World War I. It depicts a bronze soldier dressed in a military uniform with an open-collared shirt, holding a bayonet in his lowered right hand. In his left hand, he grasps an upright flagpole topped with a small eagle. A partially unfurled American flag wraps around the flagpole.

In the back of the figure, an anvil is placed atop a tree stump and topped with an open book and an oil lamp. The statue stands on an inscribed marble base decorated in its upper portion with a relief of garland leaves.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000277.

Photo courtesy of: Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS)

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Hart Memorial - Orangeloupe
BPOE Lodge 135, 475 Main Street
USA 07050
Laura Gardin Fraser

This memorial is one of three in Orange, NJ.

It was erected by the Orange Benevolent Order of Elks, Lodge 134, in memory of Private Joseph Hart, the only member of the lodge killed in World War I. The sculpture consists of a bronze depiction of a resting elk placed atop a stepped granite base measuring approximately 5' 3" by 10'. The base was designed by architect, Albert Randall Ross.

The sculptor, Laura Gardin Fraser, studied art at the Arts Students League in New York City. Best known for her designs for medals, she also designed elk sculptures for several venues including, Chicago's Elks Memorial & the Elks Lodge in New Brunswick, NJ. 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000082.

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Atlanta – Woodward Academy Memorial Monument loupe
1662 Rugby Avenue
College Park
USA 30337
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
                  In Memoriam
           G.M.A. World War Heroes
             Whose Fidelity to Duty
             Honor and Country was
         Only Commensurate with the
          Supreme Sacrifice they Made

Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori

“It is sweet and glorious to die for one’s country"
Liberty in Distress Monument - Atlantic Cityloupe
S. Albany & Ventnor Avenues
Atlantic City
USA 08401
Frederick MacMonnies

In 1907, the city of Atlantic City joined with the famous New York architecture firm of Carrere & Hastings in a plan for a civic monument.  Delayed by US involvement in World War I, in 1919, the city decided the monument should be built in honor and memory of city residents who served in the war. 

Designed in the Greek tholos form, the circular structure reaches 124’ in diameter and features 16 Doric columns made of Indiana limestone.  Paving between the columns is bluestone & slate.  The monument’s frieze depicts the name of battles in which Atlantic City men fought.

There are four medallions (Army, Navy, Marines & Aviation) that alternate around the circumference of the frieze.  The battles in which Atlantic City men fought are inscribed upon the architrave. 

In the interior of the temple is a nine-foot bronze statue, “Liberty in Distress,” designed by Philadelphia sculptor, Frederick MacMonnies.  This sculpture was installed in July 1929.  It depicts victory over the enemy, but at the same time emphasizes the sorrows & sufferings of war.  It was mounted on a green Vermont marble pedestal. 

The monument was dedicated in 1923. 

Narrative adapted from "Greek Temple Monument," The Atlantic City Experience, Atlantic City Public Library; and "Atlantic City World War I Memorial, History & Setting," Hunter Resarch, Inc., 2008. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

B&W Photos courtesy of: Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) / National Parks Service

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Victory Veterans Monument - Bellevilleloupe
Town Hall, 159 Washington Avenue
USA 07109
Carl Tefft

This monument honors the 700 men from Belleville who served in the Great War, and the 20 men who gave their lives whose names are enumerated on a shield plaque. It consists of an allegorical bronze female figure representing Victory holding a shield and quill pen in her left hand, and a bouquet of flowers in the crook of her right arm. She wears a laurel wreath in her hair.

The sculpture sits atop a square stone base. Dedicated in 1922, it was designed by New York sculptor, Carl Emerson Tefft.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #76008075.

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

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War Memorial (WWI & WWII) - Basking Ridgeloupe
S. Finley Avenue & Oak Street
Bernards Township - Basking Ridge
USA 07920

Located near the center of the village of Basking Ridge, NJ this monument consists of a thick glacial boulder slab with a rectangular bronze honor roll plaque mounted on its surface.  The plaque recognizes local residents who served in WWI. 

Photos courtesy of: Bill Coughlin & Historical Marker Database

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WWI & WWII Memorial - Liberty Cornerloupe
Church Street & Valley Road
Bernards Township - Liberty Corner
USA 07920

This monument consists of an oblong boulder with a bronze plaque dedicated to Bernards Township residents who served in WWI & WWII.  The plaque contains a relief of an eagle with wings spread along with several military branch logos.  

Photos courtesy of: Alan Edelson & Historical Marker Database

World War Memorial Building - Beverlyloupe
Beverly Free Library, 441 Cooper Street
USA 08010

Beverly's memorial library is dedicated to its local citizens who served in World War I.  A plaque reads, "World War Memorial Building / Erected by the citizens of Beverly and Edgewater Park as a tribute to those patriots of this vicinity who served their country in the World War / 1917-1918." 

Photo courtesy of: Deb Hartshorn & Historical Marker Database

Singer Sewing Machine Company - Elizabethloupe
First & Trumble Streets
USA 07206

In 1873, the Singer Sewing Machine Manufacturing Co. purchased 32 acres of land in Elizabeth, NJ and established its first factory in the US. The company isn’t credited with inventing the sewing machine, but founder Isaac Singer made crucial improvements to machine designs, patenting 12 ideas in 1857 alone.  By the time the Elizabeth factory opened, Singer was selling more sewing machines than all of its competitors combined.

During WWI, the Singer Company converted from manufacturing sewing machines to making 75-mm cannons & the famous .45 automatic pistol. 

The factory operated in Elizabeth for 109 years.  In 1982, the last 560 workers at the 1,400,000 square foot factory were laid off, and the facility closed.  The building still stands & is home to an industrial park. 

Narrative adapted from "Made in Jersey: Singer sewing machines had the market sewn up;" Greg Hatala; The Star-Ledger, November 18, 2013. 

Photo courtesy of:  New Jersey State Archives

Wrens — Jefferson Co. — Veterans Memorialloupe
Towns Square
USA 30833
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Burke Co. -– Monument to WW1 Soldiersloupe
602 North Liberty Street
USA 30830
Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro, Georgia is a Carpenter Romanesque building completed in 1857. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

At the entrance of this courthouse is a plaque in memory of those from this community that lost their lives in the S.S. Otranto sinking, October 6, 1918.
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New York Shipbuilding - Camdenloupe
USA 08104

The New York Shipbuilding Corporation was founded in 1899 by industrialist Henry G. Morse. Its name reflects its originally intended location in Staten Island, New York. Land proved to be cheaper in Camden, New Jersey, so Morse constructed the shipyard there on 160 acres on the east side of the Delaware River and retained its originally incorporated name.

From the outset it was decided to break away from the accepted traditions of shipbuilding and construct a yard which employed the most up-to-date machinery and advanced methods of structural steel construction. The keel was laid for its first ship on November 29, 1900.

By the time America entered World War I, NY Shipbuilding had grown to be the largest shipyard in the world. 

The company had significant government contracts during both World Wars and built ships for the United States Navy and the Emergency Fleet Corporation. World War I-era ships constructed at the yard included primarily tankers, colliers, and passenger/cargo vessels, many under Emergency Fleet Corporation contracts.

Narrative adapted from The New York Shipbuilding Corporation, 50 Years: New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New Jersey (1949).

Photos courtesy of:
Black & white photos - 50 Years: New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New Jersey
Vintage postcards - Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Murray Co. -- Courthouse Memorial Monumentloupe
121 North Third Avenue
USA 30705
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
Murray County Courthouse in Chatsworth, Georgia was built in 1916. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
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WWI Memorial - Bound Brookloupe
E. High Street & E. Main Street
Bound Brook
USA 08805

The Bound Brook monument consists of a projecting bronze plaque mounted to the surface of an irregular glacial boulder.  Erected by an American Legion Post, the simple plaque is ornamented with three relief crosses, two garlands, a torch, & the seal of the American Legion.

Photo credit: Bill Coughlin & Historical Marker Database


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