Pearl Harbor Memorial Extension - Hamilton Township, New Jersey
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N 40° 10.695 W 074° 37.857
18T E 531419 N 4447606
Quick Description: A large, cast bronze plaque at the Richard Stockton Service Area on the New Jersey Turnpike honors those killed at Pearl Harbor and commemorates the name change of a highway segment.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 12/22/2021 2:16:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM15EVR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 3l diesel
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Long Description:

A large, cast bronze plaque at the Richard Stockton Service Area on the New Jersey Turnpike (southbound) honors those killed in Hawaii and commemorates the name change of a section of a nearby highway. It is mounted to a free-standing, stone clad, upright support outside the north end of the rest stop's main building. The 2-foot by 3-foot marker reads:

PEARL HARBOR MEMORIAL EXTENSION

THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF OUR
2,403 COMRADES IN ARMS WHO MADE THE SUPREME
SACRIFICE DURING THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON
PEARL HARBOR AND THE SURROUNDING INSTALLATIONS
DECEMBER 7, 1941

MAY ALL WHO COME HERE TO REST
REMEMBER THEIR SACRIFICES AND STRIVE TO KEEP
AMERICA ALERT AND FREE

DEDICATED SEPTEMBER 24, 1997,
THE DAY ON WHICH THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE
PENNSYLVANIA EXTENSION WAS RENAMED
THE PEARL HARBOR MEMORIAL TURNPIKE EXTENSION

From the AA Roads web site: "The Pearl Harbor Memorial Turnpike Extension carries I-95 eastward from the Delaware River Bridge to the New Jersey Turnpike at Mansfield. The route will officially become a part of Interstate 95 sometime in early 2018, but signs were posted along the turnpike mainline by 2000."

Date of Dedication: 9/24/1997

Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: The rest stop is at the New Jersey Turnpike (southbound) Milepost 58.7, between Interchanges 7A and 7 Hamilton Township, Mercer County.

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Commemoration: The memorial is dedicated to the people killed at Pearl Harbor and commemorates the renaming of a highway segment.

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