- Open daily from dawn to dusk
- Self guided
- Interpretive kiosks
- Street parking
- Off street parking
- ADA Accessible
World War II Memorial at Veterans Park
125 West State Street, Trenton , NJ 08608
Dedicated on November 11, 2008, the World War II Memorial at Veterans Park pays tribute to a great military victory of the United States. The WWII Memorial unfolds around the overall theme of "victory," with three core ideas analogous to the WWII generation: service, duty, and sacrifice. The central sculptural element "Lady Victory" symbolically encompasses the grace and courage of the WWII generation.
Encircling Lady Victory are six service markers and two arcing story walls that represent 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 at home and abroad, through stories told by local veterans. Located along the memorial’s outer circle are battle scenes from the Atlantic and Pacific theatres of war. An amphitheater with seat-walls allows for reflection while individual interpretive kiosks serve to broaden the visitor experience and understanding.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Learn about the 560,000 New Jerseyans who served in the armed forces and how the state played an important role in industrial production, military training, and related activities in support of the war effort
- Stroll across the street to take a tour of the State House, the state’s most important public building and one of the oldest capitol buildings in the United States
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