Branchburg in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Branchburg Veterans Memorial
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:
Civil War Marker:
World War I Marker:
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:
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
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:
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.
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.
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. Touch 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 3 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. 2½ miles away); Bodine - Carkhuff House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hibernia Mine Railroad Bridge (approx. 2.8 miles away); The North Branch Bridge (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Branchburg.
— Submitted March 14, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.
2. Branchburg Veterans
The memorial's artwork is a product of United States Bronze in Hyde Park, New York. See the following link for additional examples of their work.
— Submitted February 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
Categories. • Military • War, Korean • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,397 times since then and 128 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week March 29, 2009. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 13, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.