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Rutherford in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

U.S.S. Maine Memorial

 
 
U.S.S. Maine Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 30, 2008
1. U.S.S. Maine Memorial
This is one of many similar memorials to the USS Maine found throughout the country.
Inscription.
In Memoriam
U.S.S. Maine
Destroyed in Havana Harbor
February 15th 1898

This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine

Pro Patria

Erected by
the school children and
citizens of Rutherford
under the auspices of
John T. Hilton Camp No. 3 U.S.W.V.
May 30th 1914

 
Erected 1914 by School children and citizens of Rutherford under the auspices of John T. Hilton Camp No. 3 U.S.W.V.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques marker series.
 
Location. 40° 49.511′ N, 74° 6.493′ W. Marker is in Rutherford, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Highland Cross and Lincoln Ave, on the right when traveling west on Highland Cross. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rutherford NJ 07070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rutherford Vietnam & Korea Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Address (within shouting distance of this marker); John Rutherfurd (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rutherford World War II Memorial
U.S.S. Maine Memorial in Rutherford image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 30, 2008
2. U.S.S. Maine Memorial in Rutherford
The USS Maine monument includes a small anchor on the top.
(about 300 feet away); Rutherford Veterans of War (about 400 feet away); United Spanish War Veterans (about 400 feet away); Rutherford World War I Monument (about 500 feet away); The Passaic River (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Rutherford.
 
More about this marker. Pro Patria can be loosely translated as, "for country."
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. About 1,000 of these markers were made and distributed throughout the country.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Maine - Department of the Navy. (Submitted on April 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Remember the Maine. (Submitted on April 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
Rutherford Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 30, 2008
3. Rutherford Park
This small park in the center of Rutherford, NJ is home to the U.S.S. Maine Memorial.
Another similiar plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 28, 2007
4. Another similiar plaque.
This identical marker is located in Theodore Roosevelt's Birthhouse in New York City. Roosevelt was Assistant Secretary of the Navy when the U.S.S. Maine was destroyed, and served as Lieutenant Colonel of the First United States Volunteer Cavalry (the Rough Riders) during the Spanish American War.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,429 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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