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Branchburg Veterans Memorial

 
 
Branchburg Veterans Memorial - Central Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Alan Edelson, March 12, 2009
1. Branchburg Veterans Memorial - Central Marker
Inscription. Main Marker:
In Honor and Memory of all the Men and Women of Branchburg who proudly served our country in the armed forces of the United States of America.

In recognition of the Branchburg Veterans Memorial Committee.
Dedicated November 11, 2000

American Revolution Marker:
Honoring those who served in the American Revolution
For eight years from 1775 until 1783 American Patriots flocked to the cause of liberty and independence. From Lexington & Concord to the winters at Morristown, Middlebrook and Valley Forge, General Washington led his troops and militia to final military victory at Yorktown on October 17, 1781. Perhaps the most famous of battles occurred at Trenton when Washington crossed the Delaware River on Christmas Eve of 1776 and defeated the Hessians there.

Civil War Marker:
Honoring those who served in the Civil War, 1861-1865
Abraham Lincoln called this nation "a house divided". The Civil War divided our nation and took more American lives than any war in history. It began when Southern troops fired on Fort Sumter on April 19, 1861. It was generally agreed that Americans had much in common, but the free and slave states also had more basic differences besides slavery. The turning point of the Civil War came
American Revolution Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Alan Edelson, March 12, 2009
2. American Revolution Marker
about after the Southern Army of Virginia engaged the Union Army at Gettysburg on July 1-3, 1863, suffering terrible losses. Following the South's retreat from Gettysburg, never again was the Confederate Army able to mount a major offensive against the North. General Robert E. Lee surrendered his ragged army to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 19, 1865.

World War I Marker:
In memory of all World War I veterans
It was known as the Great War ... the war to end all wars.

We went "over there" to the songs and cheers of our countrymen, and marched right into the grim reality of twentieth century warfare. Poison gas, machine guns, tanks, aircraft and submarines were devastating innovations. We fought in trenced, on the sea and in the air.

We helped make the world safe for democracy ... but it was only the beginning.

World War II Marker:
In memory of all World War II veterans
This memorial is in honor of all the World War II veterans who were involved in the fight fo the freedom of America and the free world.

Whether the fought in the Pacific or European theater, they faced a resolute and often brutal enemy; yet they possessed the inner strength and courage that kept them going on the beaches of Normandy, in the deserts of North Africa
Civil War Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Alan Edelson, March 12, 2009
3. Civil War Marker
and on the islands of the South Pacific.

The actions of those who were called to duty were probably best described by the words of Admiral Nimitz: "Uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Korean War Marker:
In memory of all Korean War veterans
They told us, "We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it." So we fought in the mountains on Heartbreak Ridge and waded ashore at Inchon.

We froze in the winter and baked in the summer sun.

At times, we were greatly outnumbered; but we still fought on and many of us gave our lives for Freedon ... for Justice ... and for Peace.

Vietnam Marker:
In memory of all Vietnam veterans
This memorial was erected in memeory of the young individuals who went to war as kids and lost their youthful dreams, and some their lives, for a cause - freedom and honor - and came back as men with the horrors of was instilled in every fiber of their being and were never given the respect and honor they so dearly deserved from the public or the United States government.

God will one day judge our actions. Until then, He will shine on the lives of each veteran now and forever, more because He was with each of them in Vietnam. He is the only one that truly knows what they went through and are living with every day.
 
Erected
World War I Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Alan Edelson, March 12, 2009
4. World War I Marker
2000 by Township of Branchburg.
 
Location. 40° 33.709′ N, 74° 41.944′ W. Marker is in Branchburg, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Old York Road near New Jersey Route 202, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The memorial is on the grounds of the Branchburg Municipal Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 590 Old York Rd, Somerville NJ 08876, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Branch School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cherry Hill Black Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Readington Church (approx. 2 miles away); Adrian Lane's Grist Mill (approx. 2.1 miles away); Opie/River Road Bridge (approx. 2.5 miles away); Hibernia Mine Railroad Bridge (approx. 2.8 miles away); The North Branch Bridge (approx. 3 miles away); John Basilone (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
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Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted March 14, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.

2. Branchburg Veterans Memorial artist
The memorial's artwork
World War II Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Alan Edelson, March 12, 2009
5. World War II Marker
is a product of United States Bronze in Hyde Park, New York. See the following link for additional examples of their work.

http://www.buybronzeplaques.com/Granite_and_Bronze_War_Memorials_431.html
    — Submitted February 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador.

 
Categories. MilitaryWar, KoreanWar, US CivilWar, US RevolutionaryWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Korean War Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Alan Edelson, March 12, 2009
6. Korean War Marker
Vietnam Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Alan Edelson, March 12, 2009
7. Vietnam Marker
Branchburg Veterans Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Alan Edelson, March 12, 2009
8. Branchburg Veterans Memorial
 
 
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