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Perth Amboy in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Polish Veterans of World War II, Post 40

Polish Home Army Veterans Assoc. N.J. Chapter

 
 
The Polish Veterans of World War II, Post 40 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 18, 2014
1. The Polish Veterans of World War II, Post 40 Marker
Inscription.
They fought as Allies during World War II, on land and sea and in the air
The Battle of Britain 1940-45
Narvik, Norway 1940
Convoys to Murmansk 1940-43
Tobruk, North Africa 1941-42
Monte Cassino, Italy 1944
The Invasion of Normandy 1944-45
Breda-Arnhem, Holland 1944
Fallais, France 1944
Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1945
Polish Resistance Movement-AK 1939-45

They remained abroad, in post-war exile, to continue the struggle for a free and independent Poland. These former members of the Polish Armed Forces settled in Perth Amboy where in March 1961, they formed Post #40 of the Polish Veterans of World War II. Here these law-abiding men and women raised their children, who entered the mainstream of American life as exemplary citizens of the country of their birth.

Paid for and donated by Mayor Joseph Vas.
April 2, 2006

 
Location. 40° 30.385′ N, 74° 15.959′ W. Marker is in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and High Street on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perth Amboy NJ 08861, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (here, next to this marker);
The Polish Veterans of World War II, Post 40 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 18, 2014
2. The Polish Veterans of World War II, Post 40
Marker is attached to the flag pole.
George Washington (a few steps from this marker); Market Square (a few steps from this marker); The Perth Amboy Fireman's Triangle Forged 1883 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bill of Rights Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); Perth Amboy City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Earl of Perth (within shouting distance of this marker); Surveyor General's Office (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perth Amboy.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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