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Belmar in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Spirit of the American Doughboy

Belmar World War I Memorial

 
 
The Spirit of the American Doughboy Belmar World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
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1. The Spirit of the American Doughboy Belmar World War I Memorial
Inscription.
Dedicated
in honor of those who
entered the service
of their country
from
Belmar, New Jersey
and
in memory of those
who gave their lives
in
the World War.
Presented by
The citizens of Belmar, New Jersey
Joseph Mayer
Mayor
Thomas S. Dillon                 Thomas D Joeck
Commissioner                                     Commissioner

 
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);
U.S. Flags and Artillery Shell Theme on Monument Base image. Click for full size.
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2. U.S. Flags and Artillery Shell Theme on Monument Base
Korean - Vietnam - Persian Gulf Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Malta Shipwreck (approx. 0.8 miles 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. 2.5 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.)
Close Up of "Doughboy" image. Click for full size.
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3. Close Up of "Doughboy"
The Doughboy sculpture is approximately 7 feet tall.
 

2. This monument's entry in The Spirit of the American Doughboy database. (Submitted on March 9, 2009.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World I
 
Left Profile of Doughboy image. Click for full size.
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4. Left Profile of Doughboy
"Spirit of the American Doughboy," Sculpted by E.M Viquesney of Spencer, Indiana image. Click for full size.
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5. "Spirit of the American Doughboy," Sculpted by E.M Viquesney of Spencer, Indiana
Rear of Monument and List of 101 Belmar Servicemen, and one servicewoman, who served image. Click for full size.
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6. Rear of Monument and List of 101 Belmar Servicemen, and one servicewoman, who served
A star to the left of the name indicates that the soldier was lost in the war.
Park and Monument Plaza image. Click for full size.
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7. Park and Monument Plaza
Small Artillery Piece to the Immediate Front and Right of Monument image. Click for full size.
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8. Small Artillery Piece to the Immediate Front and Right of Monument
Missing (Artillery Piece?) Immediately to the Front and Left of Monument image. Click for full size.
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9. Missing (Artillery Piece?) Immediately to the Front and Left of Monument
Cannon at the Front of "Doughboy" Park image. Click for full size.
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10. Cannon at the Front of "Doughboy" Park
Left Profile of Cannon at Front of "Doughboy" Park image. Click for full size.
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11. Left Profile of Cannon at Front of "Doughboy" Park
Rear View of Cannon at "Doughboy" Park image. Click for full size.
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12. Rear View of Cannon at "Doughboy" Park
Closeup of Monument Base image. Click for full size.
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13. Closeup of Monument Base
Alternate View of Monument's Base image. Click for full size.
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14. Alternate View of Monument's Base
 
 
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 1,729 times since then and 35 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.
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