Readerpix: Duffy Living Memorial
Hoboken411 reader Miles sent in this picture of an old plaque at Stevens Park, dedicated to a fallen Hoboken soldier during World War I.
Hoboken411 reader photo of the day – 12/2/2009
“Since so many people are in a rush these days, or consumed by their latest gadgets, I thought your readers might be interested in seeing this living memorial along Hudson Street. The plaque reads:
In Memoriam: Corporate Arthur M. Duffy. Co. L. 23rd U.S. Infantry
Born Oct., 17th, 1900, enlisted July 16th, 1917. This tree was planted as a living memorial to the second soldier from this city who was killed in action at Vaux, near Chateau Thierry, France, June 19th, 1918. Corporal Arthur Duffy Auxiliary No. 158 Veterans of foreign wars.
I was wondering if this Duffy had any relation to the Duffy’s Bar on 3rd and Bloomfield? Would anyone know?”
[Stay tuned for the next Readerpix entry! – Note: one reader’s photo(s) will be featured from time to time. Unless your photo is time-sensitive – it will be published in the order it was received! Additional note: Your pictures will have a better chance of being published if they’re in “landscape” mode, as opposed to the taller “portrait” modes… ]