This is one of two WWI monuments on the grounds of the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack, NJ. It is the more elaborate of the two. Designed by well-known sculptor, Charles Henry Niehaus, it consists of a bronze figure of a young man standing atop a tapered circular stone base with an inscription.
Above the inscription are reliefs of eagles & garland. Below the inscription are 4 relief panels. The front panel shows a Revolutionary War scene. A side panel displays a meeting of Civil War-era generals. The back panel shows a charge from the Spanish-American War. The final panel depicts a battle from World War I.
Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ 000122.
Photos courtesy of: Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS)