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Last Stop U.S.A.

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
1. Last Stop U.S.A. Marker
Inscription.
Last Stop U.S.A.

During World War Two, 40,000 U.S. troops per month, including many Piermont residents, passed this spot enroute to the end of Piermont Pier, the largest port of embarkation on the East Coast, where ships were waiting to transport them to military duty in war-torn Europe. Many of these troops landed on the shores of France where the invasion began on June 6, 1944. Thus this area came to be known as “Last Stop U.S.A.”
After the war came to a victorious conclusio, some 533,869 men returned home to the U.S.A. first setting foot on their homeland at the end of that same Piermont Pier.

“Lest We Forget,” many of the men who embarked from Piermont never returned.

This plaque is dedicated to the honor of those who served and the sacred memory of those who never returned.

Dedicated 1994

 
Erected 1994.
 
Location. 41° 2.301′ N, 73° 54.971′ W. Marker is in Piermont, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Piermont Avenue and Paradise Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Piermont Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Piermont Avenue, Piermont NY 10968, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
2. Last Stop U.S.A. Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bridge Street Bridge Over The Sparkill Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sneden House (about 400 feet away); Roll of Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bogertown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gravesite of General John Charles Frémont (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Charles Fremont (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named John Charles Fremont (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Charles A.M.E. Zion Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Piermont.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Last Stop U.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
3. Last Stop U.S.A. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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