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A Monumental Salute - Veterans Day 2011

Hudson County Monuments Pictorial Catalog

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 the Allied Nations and Germany signed an ‘armistice’ ceasing the hostilities of the Great War, the war to end all wars. In November 1919, then President Woodrow Wilson signed a Proclamation declaring November 11th as the first commemoration of that occasion. Although not officially named a national holiday, many individual states continued to recognize November 11th as a day of reflection. In 1938 the U.S. Congress officially made November 11th a legal holiday, declaring “Armistice Day” as a day to honor all veterans of World War I. In 1954, following World War II and the Korean Conflict, Congress amended the name of the 1938 Act to “Veterans Day”, a day set aside to honor American veterans of all wars.

In this installment, we preview monuments dedicated by the towns of Hudson County to those who served in “The Great War."

From Veterans Day 2011

The Hudson County Genealogical and Historical Society is pleased to present the second installment to their ongoing Pictorial Catalog Project documenting Monuments throughout Hudson County. Watch for future installments of our digital preservation initiative in the coming months.

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Bayonne

Location: Donohue Park at intersections of Orient, Dodge & E5th Street

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East Newark

Location: Entrance to Borough Hall, 34 Sherman Ave and N2nd Street

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Guttenberg

Location: Kennedy Blvd East between 70th Street and Ferry Rd (71st Street)

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Harrison

Location: Harrison Public Library, Veterans Plaza, 415 Harrison Avenue, between S5th Street and Frank E. Rodgers Blvd

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Hoboken

Location: Elysian Park, Hudson Street, between 10th and 11th Streets

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Jersey City

Location: Pershing Field, Summit Avenue, between Manhattan and Carton Avenues

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Location: Riverview/Fisk Park, SE Corner Palisades Avenue and Bowers Street

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Kearny

Location: Monument Park, Between 1 Beech Street and Kearny Avenue

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North Bergen

Location: To right of entrance to North Bergen Town Hall, 123 43rd Street and Kennedy Blvd

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Secaucus

Location: To right of entrance to Municipal Bldg, between Paterson Plank Road and John Street

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Union City

Location: Ellsworth Park, Palisades Avenue, between 23rd and 24th Streets

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Location: Juan Duarte Park, New York Avenue at 33rd Street

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Weehawken

Location: Kennedy Blvd East at Hudson Place

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West New York

Location: Veterans Park, Kennedy Blvd East at 54th Street

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West New York City Hall, 428 60th Street between Harrison & Tyler Place

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To learn more or to get involved in the project contact projectsHCM@HudsonCountyNJGenealogy.org