Archive for the ‘Mouments & Memorials’ Category

South Plainfield Vietnam Memorial

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This is South Plainfield Memorial Park, home to momuments dedicated to the Civil War, Vietnam War, SP police, SP Rescue Squad, and a Veterans Momument, along with various flags and a town clock. The park cost over 100,000 and was funded thru donations. The standout feature of the park is the AH-1 Cobra Assault Helicopter.  It flew in Vietnam from 1970-1973 before returning home and being used at various bases stateside. I was en route to a friend’s wedding in S Plainfield when I spotted the helicopter and had to stop and check it out. 

#voiceofthemostinterestingmanintheworld: I don’t normally pose for pictures with military vehicles, but when i do I’m wearing a suit.

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Thruout NJ, historic black cemeteries are in poor condition

All across NJ there are historic black cemeteries, Many in poor condition

The first execution in NJ

The marker at this location commemorates the first hanging in NJ history. I assume they mean official hanging….Located on the appropriately named Gallows Hill Rd, it is unlikely to be seen unless looked for specifically.

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Fisherman Memorial

Located next to the Cape May Coast Guard is this memorial to fisherman lost at sea. It has a list of all the fisherman lost in the area since … well since they started keeping track. Its most prominent feature is the statue of the wife with the kids looking out to sea.

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St Andrew’s Ukraine cemetery

St Andrews Ulraine Cemetery is located in S Bound Brook right on the Raritan river. The ornate church the church was erected as a monument to those Ukrainians who died in the quest for liberty and national independence for their homeland – and especially to the 7 million victims of Stalin’s planned annihilation of the Ukrainian nation, the Great Famine of 1932-33. It is the only monument dedicated to these victims. “The memorial church is a very modest cross on the graves of the millions of victims of the Great Famine – the graves that were plowed under by the enemy.” These were the words of Archbishop Mstyslav of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on October 10, 1965, the day of the dedication of St. Andrew’s Memorial Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

It is the only monument dedicated to these victims. On St. Thomas Sunday, or “Providna Nedilia,” thousands gather at the center to honor the dead.

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The Beach of Dreams


I’m not sure but this appears to be a memorial to a local fisherman who passed away. The memorial includes all manner of boating equipment including a row boat that’s split in half.

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The HMS Martin

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The HMS Martin blockaded the Delaware River in the War of 1812 and was eventually grounded, destroyed and burnt. It’s remains were exposed during a hurricane in 1954, and locals had the remains moved to a nearby spot where it could be preserved.

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