Longport Veterans Monument, a War Memorial

Longport Veterans Monument, a War Memorial (HM2211)

Location: Longport, NJ 08403 Atlantic County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 18.843', W 74° 31.533'

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Inscription
August 30, 2003

Longport American Legion Post 469 Dedicates this Monument in honor of U.S. Armed Forces, past, present, and future, in recognition of sacrifices made for our Nation by Military Members and Families. We are eternally grateful.
Monument Concept

Earth's predictable path around the Sun allows us to know where the Sun's shadow from a fixed object will fall at the same time each year. Key U.S. Military events are listed on placards below the Monument and identified by date markers on the Monument surface. Sunlight against the brass arcs over the Monument casts a shadow that centers on specific markers at the time & date listed for each event. Visit the Monument just prior to a listed date-time and watch as the Sun's shadow moves to touch the marker for that event in U.S. Military History.
( right plaque )
American Military History

1774   December 24   1:00 PM   South Jersey Tea Party, Greenwich
1776   December 26   11:00 AM Washingtn routes the British, Princeton
1783   September 3   Noon   U.S. & British sign Revolutionary War peace
1804   August 3   3:00 PM   Commandant Richard Somers Explodes Intrepid in Bay of Tripoli
1814   December 24   2:00 PM   War of 1812 ends with Ghent Peace Treaty
1861   April 12   10:00
AM   Confederates attack Fort Sumter starting Civil War
1865   April 9   3:30 PM   Gen Lee surrenders to Grant ending the Civil War
1898   December 10   2:00 PM   Treaty of Paris ends Spanish American War
1917   April 4   3:12 PM   US House of Reps declares WWI
1917   July 4   Noon   Gen. Pershing marches U.S. Troops into Paris
1918   May 28   10:00 AM   28th Inf. Div. conducts first WWI attack
1918   November 11   11:00 AM   Carnival of Peace in major European & US Cities. Armistice signed
1941   December 7   9:55 AM   Japan attacke Pearl Harbor U.S. enters WWII
1945   May 7   2:41 PM   Germany surrenders
1945   August 9   10:15 AM   Japan surrenders
1945   August 14   Noon   2 million Americans celebrate VJ day
1950   July 1   10:00 AM   First US Forces enter Korea
1953   July 2   2:00 PM   Korean Armistice
1964   August 7   3:00 PM   Tonkin Gulf Resolution
1973   January 27   1:00 PM   VietNam Cease Fire Signed
1991   February 24   3:00 PM Operation Desert Storm Ground Attack Allies prevail in 96 hours
2001   September 11   9:50 AM   World Trade Center NYC attacked War on Terror Begins
Honoring those who have, are and will serve.
Details
HM NumberHM2211
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByLongport American Legion Post 469
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees39.31405000, -74.52555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.843', W 74° 31.533'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 50.58" N, 74° 31' 31.98" W
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Area Code(s)609
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2701-2799 Oberon Ave, Longport NJ 08403, US
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