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WW1 Memorials Map

memorial hunter 150100C 100M Icon smallThe first hurdle participants face is finding local WWI Memorials. Though incomplete, the map below has the WWI memorials the WW1CC has gathered.  So get your "Indiana Jones" on and help us find missing memorials with the Memorial Hunters Club, where you are encourage to search for and discover local WWI memorials missing from our register and map below. If you are the first to find a missing memorial, not currently shown on the national map, your contribution will carry your name as the discoverer. When completed, we will publish this mapped database for any organization, institution, school or group to use in any way they would like.

The 100 Cities / 100 Memorials program team

 

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WWI Honor Roll - Wood Ridgeloupe
Hackensack Street & Highland Avenue
Wood Ridge
NJ
USA
07075
1919

This monument consists of a vertical quarry-faced granite slab with rounded upper corners, resting on a granite base. 

A bronze plaque is recessed into the front of the stone, containing an honor roll of Wood Ridge residents who served in WWI. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
WWI Honor Roll Monument - Hamiltonloupe
Bernard Foley Park, Nottingham Way & Mercer Street
Hamilton
NJ
USA
08690

This monument consists of a square stone pier constructed of coursed quarry-faced stones.  It is capped by a stone slap with a flagpole rising from the center.  A rectangular bronze plaque is attached to the left side of the pier. 

It is dedicated to the area's citizens who served in WWI, including a nurse, Grace Blackwell. 

Narrative adapted from "A History of Hamilton Township, NJ," 1998 & Historical Marker Database. 

Photos courtesy of: Deb Hartshorn & Historical Marker Database

 
WWI In Memoriam Statue - Orangeloupe
Tony Galento Place at Railroad Station
Orange
NJ
USA
07050
1930
Leo Lentelli

This memorial is one of three in Orange, NJ. 

This sculpture consists of an 8' tall bronze of a WWI soldier, dressed in uniform with an ammunition belt is fastened around his waist.  A coat is draped over his left arm; his right hand holds a rifle at parade rest. 

The figure stands on a granite base, the front face of which has a bas-relief carving of the prow of a wooden boat.  On the back face of the base is an "In Memoriam" plaque listing 91 names. 

At the time of its dedication in 1930, the memorial's location was called, Lackawanna Plaza.  The name has since been changed to, Tony Galento Plaza. 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ 000538. 

Photo credit:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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WWI Louisiana Roll Of Honorloupe
6555 Magazine St
New Orleans
LA
USA
70118

At this one quiet spot, you have a living connection with the battle of Verdun, the conquest of Palestine, the greatest military victory in Italian history, and the charge up San Juan Hill. So after a paragraph on the park and its birds, this review will focus on telling you where this spot is, why military leaders from around the world came to it, and who they all were.

The Roll of Honor is on an irregular polygon: bronze panels six columns wide alternate with narrower ones that are three columns wide. Most columns bear about 60 names of Louisianans who died in the war (see Corner of Memorial photo). The vast majority were Army personnel, although the last Army plaque lists 40 Marines and 108 Sailors who were killed (see USMC and Navy Plaque photo). Some Army casualties may have been aviators, but there was no Air Force then, and nothing indicates that someone was an aviator rather than an artilleryman or infantryman.
World War I was the largest war in human history, up until then. So New Orleans wanted a memorial to the Louisianans who’d lost their lives in the Great War, within a ring of live oak trees, which can live for over a thousand years.
The first tree was planted by General “Blackjack” Pershing, the American commander-in-chief during WWI, who officially broke ground for the memorial in 1920.
At Audubon Park, the same year that Pershing planted one live oak, a second one was planted by the French General de Division Robert Nivelle. Nivelle, an artillery officer, took over command of Verdun halfway through that year-long battle, and promised the French troops “they (the Germans) shall not pass”.
In 1921, two more generals planted live oaks at Audubon Park: Ferdinand Foch and Armando Diaz.
Foch was Marshal of France and the supreme commander of the Allies in 1918 (basically, the Eisenhower of the first war). Foch was the foremost military strategist in the French Army. Armando Diaz was the Italian general who defeated the Austro-Hungarians, precipitating the collapse of the Hapsburg Empire, and thereby the collapse of Germany. In 1935, Japanese military representatives planted one last tree. The records all say that they were “Gen. Takashita and Lt General Niomiya” . This information is subject to verification.

 
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WWI Medical Staff Memorialloupe
Anschutz Medical Campus -- near 12858 E Montview Blvd
Aurora
CO
USA
80045

The memorial is 10 feet high, beehive-shaped, and constructed of river rocks embedded in a concrete foundation. A bronze plaque measuring 4'2" x 7' is located on the south side of the monument. The Memorial Tablet represents the period at the Fitzsimons Army Hospital immediately following the First World War. This hospital (named after Lt. William T. Fitzsimons, the first officer of the U.S. Army's medical department to be killed in the war) was created during the war, and the medical department dedicated the memorial to fellow members of the department who lost their lives. The plaque reads:

1917 1918
In Memory
of the
Officers Nurses
and Enlisted Men
of the
Medical Department
United States Army
Who Lost Their Lives
During the
World War
This Tablet is Erected
by their Coworkers of
the Medical Department

 
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WWI Memorialloupe
930 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Boise
ID
USA
83703

Our city, the largest in Idaho, did NOT have a WWI Memorial...so my chapter decided to give the city one! Dedicated and presented to the City of Boise at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, 100 years exactly after the Armistice ceased hostilities, I am proud to say our city finally has its own WWI Memorial, now and forever. The chapter raised funds from a number of sources, including a Special Projects Grant from the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and we designed, commissioned, and undertook getting all of the necessary permissions to make it happen. All told, it took about 18 months to complete the project. It is a thing to behold!

 
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WWI Memorial - Audubonloupe
American Legion Post #262, 20 E. Chestnut Street
Audubon
NJ
USA
08106

This monument consists of a quarry-faced granite slab with a bronze plaque, with a shallow-gabled top, placed at the center of its front face.  The plaque contains an honor roll of Audubon's residents who served in WWI.

The monument is situated in a small park with monuments to other 20th-century wars arranged in an arc.

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
WWI Memorial - Avon by the Sealoupe
City Hall, 301 Main Street
Avon by the Sea
NJ
USA
07717

This monument consists of a stone Doric column topped by a plinth & stone ball.  The column rises from the third stage of a rusticated stone base that decreases in size from bottom to top.  Attached to the front of the base is a rectangular bronze plaque commemorating the service of area residents who served in WWI. 

Photo courtesy of :  New Jersey Historic Preservation Office

 
WWI Memorial - Bound Brookloupe
E. High Street & E. Main Street
Bound Brook
NJ
USA
08805

The Bound Brook monument consists of a projecting bronze plaque mounted to the surface of an irregular glacial boulder.  Erected by an American Legion Post, the simple plaque is ornamented with three relief crosses, two garlands, a torch, & the seal of the American Legion.

Photo credit: Bill Coughlin & Historical Marker Database

 
WWI Memorial - Brookside Cemeteryloupe
Tecumseh
MI
USA
49286

WWI Memorial - Brookside Cemetery

The Memorial is at the front of the cemetery. Michigan cemeterys are closed from Dusk until Dawn.

The plaque reads:
Erected to the Honor
of
the men and women of Tecumseh
Who served in 
The Army and the Navy 
of
The United States
During
The World War
1914-1918
* * *
Presented by Henry Bissell,
A civil War Veteran,
4th Michigan Infantry,
Dedicated May 30, 1928

 
WWI Memorial - Fairview Cemeteryloupe
Brighton
MI
USA
48116

WWI Memorial - Fairview Cemetery

"W.W.I. Barracks 3534 Veterans Memorial
erected by 
American Legion
and Auxillary Batallion
Post 235
1988"

 
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WWI Memorial - Florham Parkloupe
203 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park
NJ
USA
07932
1921

This World War I memorial honor roll plaque lists the residents of Florham Park, NJ that served during the war.  The plaque is attached to a large stone, flanked by stone planters. 

It is located on the grounds of Columbia School District #5, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office 

 
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WWI Memorial - Haddonfieldloupe
401 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield
NJ
USA
08033
1926

Haddonfield honored its World War I veterans with a two-part memorial. The borough’s high school, completed in 1927, was named Haddonfield Memorial High School. This elegant brick Georgian Revival school is still a landmark on the northwest side of Kings Highway east of the central business district.

The second part of the monument is an elegant ornamental granite bench placed in front of the west end of the high school. This symmetrical composition is anchored at either side by stone bollards with low conical caps. The central section is a tripartite granite slab composition with a taller, segmental arched central section. Elaborate scrolled brackets mark the lower corner of the central slab. A bronze plaque is placed on the front of the center section. The plaque, contains an honor roll of those who served in war & a bas-relief Great Seal of the United States.

Narrative adapted from "This is Haddonfield," Historical Society of Haddonfield, 1963. 

Photos courtesy of: 
NJ State Historic Preservation Office
Vintage postcard courtesy of:  Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

 
WWI Memorial - Harrisonloupe
Veterans Plaza, 415 Harrison Avenue
Harrison
NJ
USA
07029

The Harrison WWI monument is an elaborate composition. Set on a low plinth, square in cross-section, its base level consists of a square stone box with bronze memorial plaques mounted to each side.  Paired Doric columns rise from this base to a single entablature that features a projecting square clock face with ticks in lieu of numbers. The entablature is crowned by a stone orb. Perched atop the orb is a metal eagle with its wings spread.  

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Archives

 
WWI Memorial - Improved Order of Red Men Great Council of NJ - Tuckertonloupe
W. Main Street & Great Bay Boulevard
Tuckerton
NJ
USA
08087
1920
Nicola Berardo

The monument consists of a standing figure of an Indian chief dressed in a loincloth and wearing an elaborate headdress with tails that fall down his back.   He is cradling a tomahawk with his arms folded across his upper chest.

The bronze statue stands atop an inscribed granite base. The monument was dedicated to members of the Improved Order of Red Men (IORM) who lost their lives during World War I.  Erected by the IORM of Camden County, it was dedicated on October 13, 1920; rededicated  May 21, 1981. 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000233. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

Vintage photo courtesy of:  New Jersey State Archives

 
WWI Memorial - Lawnsideloupe
Warwick Road & Church Street
Lawnside
NJ
USA
08045
1921

This monument consists of a rusticated granite slab placed on an irregular concrete slab base. The upper surface of the slab is finished & angled upward and is incised with “Lawnside” in capital letters. The front face of the slab contains a metal plaque with a symmetrically curved upper edge. The Lawnside town seal is placed at the top of the plaque. The remainder of the plaque consists of an honor roll listing those residents of the borough who served in World War I. 

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
WWI Memorial - Little Fallsloupe
Memorial Park, Wilmore Road
Little Falls
NJ
USA
07424

This memorial is a modern adaptation of the classic Greek stele which was erected by the ancient Helenes in memory of soldiers who fell in foreign wars.  Made of Vermont granite, it has a female figure representing Peace in high relief, standing atop a pedestal with arms and wings slightly spread.  She wears a robe with a tie at the waist. Her hands are resting on columns at her sides. 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000031.

Photo courtesy of:  Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS)

 
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WWI Memorial - Margateloupe
Ventnor & S. Mansfield Avenues
Margate
NJ
USA
08402

Located in a small oblong park, this World War I monument consists of a shallowly tapering, rusticated stone base with a bronze plaque.  The plaque has projecting corners and a symmetrical arched top, below which is placed a circular bas-relief medallion. 

The base is topped with paired, rusticated, slightly projecting capstones.  An eagle sits atop a marble base with its talons curling over the front side of the capstones.  The spread-wing eagle has its head to the side.  Low stone walls project from either side of the base. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office 

 
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WWI Memorial - Medfordloupe
South Main Street
Medford
NJ
USA

The World War I monument consists of a granite base whose top angles up to meet the lower corners of an arched top rusticated granite slab.  Mounted to the front of the slab is a bronze plaque with an arched top and upper corner shoulders.  This plaque, an honor roll, lists the names of the residents of Medford who served in the war.

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
WWI Memorial - Millvilleloupe
Wheaton Ave & 4th Street
Millville
NJ
USA
08332
1924

This monument consists of a two-part, stepped granite base with rusticated edges topped by a rectangular tapered shaft.  Attached to the front of the shaft is a bronze honor roll plaque with corner shoulders & a shallow-gabled top.  Atop the shaft is a granite ball with a bronze eagle, wings spread, perched on top.

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 

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