MONTGOMERY VETERANS MEMORIAL COMMITTEE

Montgomery Veterans Memorial

― Montgomery Township, New Jersey

2011

 

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The Montgomery Veterans Memorial was formed to create a lasting and living memorial to those Montgomery residents who have served our nation in times of war.

The Montgomery Township Veterans Memorial carries the names of all Montgomery residents who have provided U.S. military service since the Revolutionary War to the present, engraved on five 7' high granite columns forming a star. It is open from dawn to dusk 7 days a week for personal observance and quiet reflection. Park in the upper parking lot. The memorial is next to the parking lot, visible from the road in a grove of trees. GPS address is 185 Harlingen Rd., Belle Mead, NJ 08502.

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MVMC 2011-

MONTGOMERY VETERANS MEMORIAL COMMITTEE is an organizing and fundraising entity which envisioned, planned, constructed and maintains the Montgomery Veterans Memorial and observances held at it in Montgomery Veterans Park.

The Montgomery Veterans Memorial stands today in great-part because of the effort and significant time and energy expended by our residents - Veterans and non-Veterans alike.

Additionally, the success' achieved each Veterans Day is shared in both preparing for, as well as taking part in the day's most-special festivities as spectators, by our entire community.

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OUR ROLE

In October 2011, Members of our Staff joined in on the Community Effort already underway by others in establishing a new Veterans Memorial.

We donated the initial design, drainage work, landscaping, and subsequent maintenance since.

The Memorial was dedicated on Veterans Day 11.11.11.

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The original landscape includes:

21 Boxwoods for the 21 Gun Salute and 1 Yew under the flagpole area at the end of the boxwoods to symbolize the Laying of the Wreath Ceremony held each year in Arlington, Virginia.

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In 2014 - We worked with local PBA #355 and several others to include Public Works in numerous Site Improvements to include additional landscaping as well as creating a Paved Area for our Handicapped Visitors. We felt it was very important for "everyone" to be able to comfortably visit the Memorial.

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The Accessible Icon Project

Since 2014, We have supported the Accessible Icon Project by changing signs to include the new symbol and associated movement.

 

 

MONTGOMERY: New icon being pushed for handicapped symbol


 

 

Each year, We have added new elements and plantings to include a most-special tree seedling in 2015 - a seedling from the 'Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address' Witness Tree - a tree that witnessed the Gettysburg Address and still stands today in Gettysburg National Cemetery...

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We arranged for the planting by the entire community on Veterans Day 2015.

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MVM WEBSITE

For more information on the Memorial - History, Donors, Scheduled Events and more - visit the Township's established website.

Requiescat in pace

General Richard Montgomery

- KIA Battle of Quebec

LT. Ashley Henderson-Huff

- KIA Operation Iraqi Freedom

SP4 Stephen H Warner

- KIA Vietnam War

Michael Malko

- KIA WWII

George L Brown

- KIA WWII

Charles Rospopa

- KIA WWII

Arthur S Dixon

- KIA WWI

James Cray

- KIA Civil War

John A Cray

- KIA Civil War