World War I Memorial at Pier A Park

11/11/2009:

Pier “A & P” Park

Some photos of the World War I Memorial and Plaque that was the site of the Veteran’s Day commemoration ceremony this morning at Pier A Park.

(I added the “P” to the park name because of all the plaques and memorials that are contained within…)

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truth1
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truth1

I attended the ceremony yesterday. There was cold winds that seems to refresh the meaning of honoring our veterans on Veterans Day.

We elect politicians to make good things happen. This event is a good thing; however, with the exception of the County Prosecutor, almost all the names given real notice yesterday were elected politicians. That was not the fault of the officials but that of those making the announcements. The officials did show up on a holiday.

homeworld
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I like the “Great War” plaque on 6th and Hudson on the Leib Building.

NickAdams
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NickAdams

It’s amazing that the politicians had the audacity to take up almost half of the plaque with their names. No sense of shame. I guess the real reason they came up with the second plaque in 1978 was to get their names on it since it says essentially what the first plaque says.

In the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “One of Ours”, by Willa Cather, she describes the scene of the soldiers leaving from the Piers in Hoboken in vivid detail. She also describes the trenches in France in harrowing detail.

hobposer
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hobposer

I want to give a giant GOD BLESS shout out to the men and woman of Hoboken and the rest of Hudson County who have either fought to preserve our country or who are protecting our country currently. I am grateful for all of you, thanks!!!

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