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Veterans World War II Memorial at Veterans Park

Memorial Design
Memorial Design
The WWII Memorial unfolds around the overal theme of "Victory" with three core ideas which are analogous to the WWII Generation: Service, Duty, and Sacrifice.

The central sculptural element, named "Lady Victory" symbolically encompasses the greatness of this effort and the grace and courage of the WWII Generation. Victory was the end goal and an image that was used to promote the war effort on posters, campaigns, events, and news releases.

Encircling Lady Victory are six service markers and two arcing story walls. Each service marker bares a seal that represents the six branches of the military and the respective New Jersey Medal of Honor recipients.

The story walls strive to communicate the war effort both by the home front and the front lines, in terms of technology, communication, and New Jersey's contribution with stories told by local veterans.

Located along an outer circle are four bas reliefs depicting battle scenes from both the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres, a soldier in an active combat pose, and of a lone battefield marker. An amphitheater with seat-walls allows for reflection, and individual interpretive kiosks serve to broaden the visitor experience and understanding.


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