This memorial depicts a World War I soldier, his jacket is open in the front and he wears an ammunition belt. The figure is cast metal that has been painted, and sits on a red granite base. A bronze plaque on the base dedicates the memorial to Riverdale residents who served in the war.
Originally located on private property at the intersection of Hamburg & Newark turnpikes in Riverdale, it was moved to its current location in front of Riverdale Elementary School in 1963.
The statue was removed from its base in June 2016 due to deterioration. The plaque & base remain in place.
Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000607.
Photo courtesy of: Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS)