Wealth in Time - Medal of Honor Memorial - Pennsauken, NJ
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N 39° 55.599 W 075° 03.504
18S E 495009 N 4419617
Quick Description: This beautiful sundial is symbolically placed in front of a Medal of Honor Memorial to support the theme of this monument, of these men who "gave all their wealth in time to the citizens of Camden County."
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 8/15/2008 2:29:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM4F4D
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Min Dawg
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Long Description:
Located in Cooper River Park in Pennsauken NJ, this sundial "supports" this monument, bearing the names of eight Camden County residents who were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The inscription on the memorial reads:
"The only real wealth is time how much time you have to spend in doing what you prefer doing with your life -- This meditation park is dedicated to those who gave all their wealth in time to the citizens of Camden County."

Located a few dozen feet from the banks of the Cooper River, on the Cherry Hill/Pennsauken border lies this very unique and very beautiful memorial to eight men who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor in various wars. The wars noted in each of then men's biography on the memorial web page are: The Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War. Also mentioned, but not in a war, was an explosion aboard a naval vessel and a military offensive against American Indians.

There is one man not mentioned who did receive the nation's highest honor: Audubon resident Samuel Sampler was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War I.

The other men mentioned are:
WILLIAM J. SEWELL
JOHN SHEERIN
CHARLES PETTIT HEATH HEYL
GEORGE ROBERT CHOLISTER
FRANCIS X. McGRAW
CARLTON ROBERT ROUH
EDWARD C. BENFOLD
NELSON V. BRITTIN

This sundial is raised on a square brick pillar in front of the memorial. Engrave in script on the face of the dial is the name of all our military units (air force, marines, etc.). On the brick pillar is a gold plaque which lists the names of the individual responsible for the development of this memorial. The front of the memorial is bordered by four benches, two at a right angle on the left and two at the right (see picture). There are two flags in the rear. There is a concrete pathway which leads to the memorial and is about forty feet long (5 X 5 blocks). The actual memorial is just too ornate to describe. It is a metallic flowing piece of silver and gold, attached to a brick wall background. At it s highest point on the wall, the memorial is about 10 feet off the ground.

In the very immediate area are many more memorials. They are mostly war related. There are many benches to sit, there is a gazebo to relax and watch the river. All around, this is a really nice reflection park sponsored and maintained by Camden County Parks Department.
Sundial Type: Horizontal - Flat base, Ground or Pedestal mounted dial plate

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