Piermont in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Piermont Avenue, Piermont NY 10968, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. 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); John G. Bell (approx. 0.6 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Piermont.
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.