This World War I granite memorial sits on the lawn of North Bergen’s Municipal building. It consists of a slab base with a canted top. The face of the monument is a thick granite slab with a rounded top, flanked by wings extending to either side to form capstones for battered flanking piers. Mounted to the center of the slab is a bronze plaque honor roll with vertical oak leaf edges, and an elaborate half-oval pediment flanked by scroll work.
The half-oval pediment contains a bas-relief depiction of Liberty standing on an orb of the world, her arms outstretched, holding a garland behind her. She is flanked by a soldier and a sailor. The rays of a rising sun over the ocean radiate behind the figures outward. Other elements include an airplane at lower right and a tank at lower left. A gun carriage with a cannon sits behind the soldier. A scroll legend at the top of the pediment reads, “Roll of Honor.”
The figures stand above a platform that reads, “For God and Country.” The honor roll lists the names of 38 North Bergen residents who fought in the war.
Photos courtesy of: NJ State Historic Preservation Office