New Jersey War Memorials
World War II Memorial
The State of New Jersey has taken the initiative to honor and remember our "Greatest Generation" of citizens by creating a memorial in Trenton across from the State House at Veterans Park.
Fittingly, the theme for New Jersey's World War II Memorial is "Victory." The memorial honors and pays tribute to the courage and the many sacrifices of the World War II Generation.
Korean War Memorial
Located in Atlantic City, the Korean War Veterans Memorial was created to ensure that future generations remember and honor the pride and dedication of those who served, the legacy they continued, and the freedom they preserved.
However painful, frustrating and unsatisfactory the Korean War may have been for Americans, it secured an important victory for democracy in South Korea.
Vietnam War Memorial
Located in Holmdel, the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center are companion projects that complement one another.
The Memorial honors the sacrifices made by the more than 1,500 New Jersey residents who gave their lives while serving in Southeast Asia and, at the same time, pays tribute to all who have served.
"It's been said that these memorials reflect a hunger for healing. Well, I do not know if perfect healing ever occurs, but I know that sometimes when a bone is broken, if it's knit together well, it will in the end be stronger than if it had not been broken.”
President Ronald Reagan
November 11, 1984
The State Veterans Day ceremony was held at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Holmdel, N.J., Nov. 11, 2019. Veterans Day celebrates and honors America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
Photos of the ceremony can be found on our Flickr page.