Piermont in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This monument is dedicated to the many thousands of men from Camp Shanks who left this port to fight on foreign soils in defense of their country during World War II. Their dedication and sacrifice have made America the proud and safe nation it is today.
May God Be With All of Them
The Piermont Village Board
Mayor William Goswick • Trustee Donald Cocker • Trustee Charles Berger • Trustee Margaret Grace • Trustee John Zahn
Location. 41° 2.582′ N, 73° 53.81′ W. Marker is in Piermont, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Ferry Road one mile east of Pier Street when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piermont NY 10968, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Watchfires” (here, next to this marker); Bogertown (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sneden House (approx. one mile away); Roll of Honor (approx. one mile away); Last Stop U.S.A. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bridge Street Bridge Over The Sparkill Creek John Charles Fremont (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named John Charles Fremont (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Piermont.
More about this marker. The pier extends almost a mile into the Hudson River. The Erie Railroad built the pier in 1839 as its principal terminal close to New York City. During World War II troops marched from Camp Shanks to the pier and were then transported to New York Port of Embarkation piers for transfer to overseas transports bound for the European Theater. After the war, over half a million men returned home, setting foot in the US for the first time across the same pier.
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 15, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.