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Longport Veterans Monument

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2017
1. Longport Veterans Monument
Inscription.
August 30, 2003
Longport American Legion Post 469 Dedicates this Monument in honor of U.S. Armed Forces, past, present, and future, in recognition of sacrifices made for our Nation by Military Members and Families. We are eternally grateful.

Monument Concept
Earthís predictable path around the Sun allows us to know where the Sunís shadow from a fixed object will fall at the same time each year. Key U.S. Military events are listed on placards below the Monument and identified by date markers on the Monument surface. Sunlight against the brass arcs over the Monument casts a shadow that centers on specific markers at the time & date listed for each event. Visit the Monument just prior to a listed date-time and watch as the Sunís shadow moves to touch the marker for that event in U.S. Military History.

( right plaque )
American Military History
1774 † December 24 † 1:00 PM † South Jersey Tea Party, Greenwich
1776 † December 26 † 11:00 AM Washingtn routes the British, Princeton
1783 † September 3 † Noon † U.S. & British sign Revolutionary War peace
1804 † August 3 † 3:00 PM † Commandant Richard Somers Explodes Intrepid in Bay of Tripoli
1814 † December 24 † 2:00 PM † War of 1812 ends with Ghent Peace Treaty
1861 † April 12 † 10:00
Longport Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2017
2. Longport Veterans Monument
( right plaque )
AM † Confederates attack Fort Sumter starting Civil War
1865 † April 9 † 3:30 PM † Gen Lee surrenders to Grant ending the Civil War
1898 † December 10 † 2:00 PM † Treaty of Paris ends Spanish American War
1917 † April 4 † 3:12 PM † US House of Reps declares WWI
1917 † July 4 † Noon † Gen. Pershing marches U.S. Troops into Paris
1918 † May 28 † 10:00 AM † 28th Inf. Div. conducts first WWI attack
1918 † November 11 † 11:00 AM † Carnival of Peace in major European & US Cities. Armistice signed
1941 † December 7 † 9:55 AM † Japan attacke Pearl Harbor U.S. enters WWII
1945 † May 7 † 2:41 PM † Germany surrenders
1945 † August 9 † 10:15 AM † Japan surrenders
1945 † August 14 † Noon † 2 million Americans celebrate VJ day 1950 † July 1 † 10:00 AM † First US Forces enter Korea
1953 † July 2 † 2:00 PM † Korean Armistice
1964 † August 7 † 3:00 PM † Tonkin Gulf Resolution
1973 † January 27 † 1:00 PM † VietNam Cease Fire Signed 1991 † February 24 † 3:00 PM Operation Desert Storm Ground Attack Allies prevail in 96 hours
2001 † September 11 † 9:50 AM † World Trade Center NYC attacked War on Terror Begins
Honoring those who have, are and will serve.

 
Erected 2003 by Longport American Legion Post 469.
 
Location.
Longport Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2017
3. Longport Veterans Monument
39° 18.843′ N, 74° 31.533′ W. Marker is in Longport, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of Ventnor Avenue and Oberon Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Ventnor Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Longport NJ 08403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capenter Walkway (approx. 0.9 miles away); Margate City Post 397 Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Margate City World War II Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Margate City World War I Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ventnor City World War I Monument (approx. 3 miles away); Ventnor City POW-MIA Monument (approx. 3 miles away); Ventnor City Veterans Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); The Ocean City Historic District (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Categories. Military
 
Longport Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2017
4. Longport Veterans Monument
John A. Kuzmann
Memorial
Longport
Veterans Association
Honor the Veterans of
“All Wars”
Who Were Residents
of the
Borough of Longport
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 5, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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