Belmar in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Spirit of the American Doughboy
Belmar World War I Memorial
in honor of those who
entered the service
of their country
Belmar, New Jersey
in memory of those
who gave their lives
the World War.
The citizens of Belmar, New Jersey
Thomas S. Dillon Thomas D Joeck
Erected 1930 by Citizens of Belmar, New Jersey.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney marker series.
Location. 40° 10.933′ N, 74° 1.617′ W. Marker is in Belmar, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on 8th Ave (State Rt 71) near River Road (State Rt 35). Touch for map. It is not possible to turn directly onto 8th Ave (71) from Route 35. The park may be accessed by turing onto 10th Ave and heading one block north on W. Railroad Ave. Marker is easily observed from any direction in the general area. Marker is in this post office area: Belmar NJ 07719, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Breslin War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korean - Vietnam - Persian Gulf Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Malta Shipwreck (approx. ¾ mile away); Shark River Salt Works (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bradley Beach World War I Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Marconi American Wireless Company Tower (approx. 1.8 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belmar.
More about this marker. The statue is titled "Spirit of the American Doughboy" and designed by E.M. Viquesney of Spencer, Indiana and was dedicated on May 30, 1930.
Also see . . .
1. Belmar Salutes World War I DOUGHBOY at Veterans Day Ceremonies. An article about the rededication and movement of this marker at its current location, published by the Belmar Historical Society. It was moved a short distance from its original location at the intersection of Route 35 & 7th Avenue and rededicated on November 11, 2006. (Submitted on February 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. This monument's entry in The Spirit of the American Doughboy database. (Submitted on March 9, 2009.)
Categories. • Military • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,771 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on February 19, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.