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Tappan in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp Shanks

Walkway of American Heroes

 
 
Camp Shanks Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
1. Camp Shanks Monument
Inscription.
Camp Shanks
This Memorial Erected In Memory
Of The Millions Of Men And Women
Who Passed Through This Port Of
Embarkation, The Last Stop U.S.A.
January 1943 - July 1946

A.D. 1967
To Honor The Camp Shanks Memorial Committee
John D. Lawrence Placa, Chairmen

 
Location. 41° 2.246′ N, 73° 57.362′ W. Marker is in Tappan, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Lester Drive, on the right when traveling west on Independence Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tappan NY 10983, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Camp Shanks (within shouting distance of this marker); Shanks Village (approx. 0.6 miles away); Orangeburg World War II Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Orangeburg World War I Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hickory Hill Cooperative (approx. one mile away); Andre Monument (approx. one mile away); Third Continental Light Dragoons (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Manse (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappan.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related
Camp Shanks image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
2. Camp Shanks
Camp Shanks Memorial Park
Walkway of American Heroes
to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Camp Shanks World War II Museum. (Submitted on June 16, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Camp Shanks on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 16, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Rockland County Times, August, 2013. A brief history of Camp Shanks and the Piermont Pier (Submitted on June 16, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Camp Shanks Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
3. Camp Shanks Memorial Park
Plaque at the Base of the Anchor image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
4. Plaque at the Base of the Anchor
The Walkway of American Heroes Trust and
Raymond W. DeMeola VFW Post 1615 Honors
Edward Dell for His Service to Our Country, and
Inspirational Leader of the Walkway of
American Heroes
VFW Post Cmdr 1999 – 2007
USN 1940 – 1945, Pearl Harbor Survivor
May 30, 2008
Stone from England image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
5. Stone from England
The Park Has A Stone From Each Country Our Soldiers Visited
Tunisia Germany Netherlands Algeria Italy Northern Ireland England Belgium
Stone from Belgium image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
6. Stone from Belgium
Stone from Belgium (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
7. Stone from Belgium (reverse)
Bastogne
Bronze Button on Stone from Belgium image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
8. Bronze Button on Stone from Belgium
Nuts City
“Ville Historique”
Bench in the Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
9. Bench in the Park
Piermont Memorial Post No. 7462
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Bench in the Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
10. Bench in the Park
Raymond De Meola Memorial Post No. 1615
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Bench in the Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
11. Bench in the Park
Piermont Memorial Post No. 7462 Veterans of Foreign Wars
September 12, 2000
Bench in the Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
12. Bench in the Park
American Legion John M. Perry Post #1044
“Lest We Forget”
Camp Shanks Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
13. Camp Shanks Memorial Park
Marine Corps League
Rockland Detachment
Camp Shanks Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
14. Camp Shanks Memorial Park
Propeller Blade
WW II B26
Marauder
Medium Bomber

Courtesy of
Warbird Parts
Camp Shanks Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
15. Camp Shanks Memorial Park
Propeller Blade
WW II PBY Sea/Land
Long Range Recon
Anti-Sub and Rescue

Donated by
California Propeller
Camp Shanks Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
16. Camp Shanks Memorial Park
One of Two 37mm Anti-Tank Guns in the Park
Orangetown Walkway of American Heroes image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
17. Orangetown Walkway of American Heroes
Commemoration and Appreciation Stone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. submitted on June 16, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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