This monument honors the soldiers & sailors of old Hudson City who fought during World War I. It was installed in Riverview Park by the Dew Drop League of Jersey City with funds raised through public subscription.
The monument consists of an eagle with wings spread, perched on a ball atop a tall rough granite pillar. The eagle & ball are painted gold. The tiered granite pillar base contains two relief plaques.
The sculpture was dedicated on Memorial Day, 1922. The top dedication plaque was added October 19, 1947.
Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000468.
Photo courtesy of: Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS)