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The Memorial Trees at Beach Park

   
The Memorial Trees at Beach Parkloupe
1-37 1st St
Keyport
NJ
USA
07735

The Memorial Trees at Beach Park

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaqueOf 3,400 New Jersey men who died in World War 1, nine of them proudly hailed from the historic Borough of Keyport, NJ. On April 13, 1923, nine trees commemorating each of the fallen soldiers were donated by Keyport resident, Ms. Aima Lockwood, and officially dedicated in a Memorial Day ceremony on May 30, 1924.  Each tree was marked with a handsome copper plate bearing the inscription: “This tree is placed here as a tribute of to the memory of (soldier’s name), who gave his life in the World War, 1917-1918.”  Sadly, the trees had reached the end of their natural lives and had to be removed in 2017. In commemoration of the centennial of World War 1, nine new trees have been planted, with new name plates, to continue the living commemoration to Keyport's fallen.