World War Memorial @ War Memorial Park - Mays Landing, NJ
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N 39° 27.124 W 074° 43.629
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This World War Memorial is included in a multi-war monument in a small park in Mays Landing, NJ.
Waymark Code: WMAKMK
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 01/25/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
Views: 4

At Veterans Park, this memorial can be found among several others. The center of the park has a fountain and radiating outward are paths , like spokes, which almost all contain war memorials. One of these spokes radiates to the south, and at the end of this spoke is this memorial, ending a 10 feet or so from the street. This monument is three-tiered. There is a base which is concrete and octagonal. There is a 2 foot cube-like piece of stone on top of this one foot base. There is an inscription on the piece that faces the street. It reads:

Dedicated As
A Lasting Tribute
To The
Men and Woman of
Who Served
Their Country

Another side of the base reads:

In Memory of
Those Hamilton Township
Who Gave Of
Their Lives
Serving This Nation

William Leander Deal
Robert John Gasko, JR

The third side reads:

In Memory Of
Joseph Simpkins
Thomas Hannum
James Giordano

* * *
Harry Hartmann Jr.

The fourth and final side reads:

In Memory Of
Vincent C. Loeffel
Chris Marucci
Donald Keller
Edward Vender
Carl A. Goetz
David Ernst
Paul Guinta
Alonzo E. Merlino
Pasquale Sorrentino
Willie Lewis

The third part extend upward like a shaft, four sides on top of the inscribed section. It rises approximately six feet and is topped off by a half sphere, flat side down. Just beneath that is a frieze which extends all sides around. Various military insignia, symbols and a sword are engraved on the granite shaft.

In front of the base, inset into the concrete is a bronze plaque, now completely green with age. It reads:

Dedicated May 30, 1955
Joseph Venuti, Chairman
William Davies
Hera G. Liepe

The location of this monument is a really beautiful place, especially in the summer months. There is a center of town park in Mays Landing, beautiful, historic and smack dab in the middle of everything that is old and historic in this town. There are very old churches, buildings, historical markers and lots of war memorials including this one. The center square features a gorgeous fountain. The rest of the memorials either surround the fountain in a circle, lying where the grass meets the brick of the inner circle or are just beyond it, like this one.

Access to the memorial is pretty simple. Park along the many places provided on the street. Walk to the beautiful center of town and look around. Keep your visits from Dawn to Dusk. Naturally with a town this big and a memorial so beautiful, there is absolutely no mention of this anywhere on the internet.

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 05/30/1955

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Hamilton Township

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

Physical Address of Monument:
Route 50 and Main Street
War Memorial Park
Mays Landing, NJ USA

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Website for this Monument: Not listed

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