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Chester Veterans Monument

 
 
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By Alan Edelson, June 28, 2009
1. Chester Veterans Monument
Inscription.
Dedicated to the Honor
and Sacrifice of the Men
and Women of the
Township and Borough of
Chester
Who Served in the Armed
Forces of the United States
in all Wars.

 
Location. 40° 47.144′ N, 74° 41.707′ W. Marker is in Chester, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Main Street (New Jersey Route 24) near Grove Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester NJ 07930, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sgt. Larry W. Maysey (a few steps from this marker); Brick Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); First Congregational Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chester Area Veterans Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Milltown - A 19th Century Village (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bartley Turbine (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cooper Gristmill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hacklebarney (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Categories. Military
 
Chester Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 28, 2009
2. Chester Veterans Monument

Revolutionary War: 1776 - 1783

"The Summer Soldier and the Sunshine Patriot will in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman..." Thomas Paine

War of 1812: 1812
Mexican War: 1846 - 1848
Spanish American War: 1898 - 1901
Chester Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 28, 2009
3. Chester Veterans Monument

Civil War: 1860 - 1865

Now we are engaged in a great civil war ...
That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion ... Abraham Lincoln

15th N.J. Volunteers
McDougal, Sgt. Manning Scudder, Sgt. Benjamin Sergant, William H. Wortman William Wyckoff Sgt. Maj. Albert Berry, John W. Carlile, Sgt. Elias H. Dickerson, James Fritz, Captain John K. Howell, Corp. William Lamerson, Jacob Milligan, Sgt. Charles Sergeant, Alexander S. Skellenger, Sgt. Phineas Wyckoff, Corp. Albert Wyckoff, John H.
Chester Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 28, 2009
4. Chester Veterans Monument

World War I: 1914 - 1918

"It is a fearful thing to lead this great Peaceful People into war ... we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest to our hearts - for democracy ... "
President Woodrow Wilson

Albert Lamberson Roy Thomas

World War II: 1940 - 1945
"Never had so many owed so much to so few"
Winston Churchill

Bernay's Apgar Daniel Budd Bernard Burger Raymond Castner Eugene Eberhardt Henry Hammer Henry Lee
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By Alan Edelson, June 28, 2009
5. Chester Veterans Monument

Korea: 1950 - 1953
"The Forgotten War"

"If the operation is successful, I hope to get the boys home by Christmas."
General Douglas MacArthur, 1951

Vietnam: 1964 - 1972
"We were young, confident and patriotic, and our countrymen knew little and cared less about our sacrifices ..."
Lt. General Harold Moure

Larry W. Maysey Joseph Croot

Gulf War: 1990 - 1991
"The 100 Days War"

"This victory belongs to them ... the regulars, to the Reserves, to the National Guard. This victory belongs to the finest fighting force this nation has ever known ..."
President George H. Bush

Iraq: 2002 -
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By Alan Edelson, June 28, 2009
6. Chester Veterans Monument
Sgt. Larry W. Maysey statue flanked by four black granite tablets commemorating the country's wars.
Cannon at Chester Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 28, 2009
7. Cannon at Chester Veterans Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 722 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 28, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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