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Memorial Park & Soldiers Monument - Hightstown

Memorial Park & Soldiers Monument - Hightstownzoom
Main & Franklin Streets

The lakeside Hightstown Memorial Park was dedicated on Armistice Day 1924, the result of a community fund drive to raise $25,000 to honor its veterans, following a $30,000 gift of the land by six local donors.  A concrete dam, stone retaining walls, a walkway across the dam, a boat landing with steps & grading & landscaping were created.

Situated near the boat landing, a granite obelisk was placed by the American Legion Post #148 & the VFW Post 5700.  The monument is dedicated to all who served in World War I.  

Narrative adapted from "Reflections from the Shrine" by John W. Orr, Jr., 1998. 

Vintage photo courtesy of:  Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives 


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