War Memorial

Warren County War Memorial
Located at the corner of Second and Mansfield Streets
Belvidere, New Jersey

On November 11, 1998, the Warren County War Memorial was dedicated and presented to the people of Warren County. Located next to the Warren County Courthouse at the corner of Second and Mansfield streets in Belvidere, the War Memorial consists of three panels of black granite, quarried in India. On them are inscribed the names of the 287 men and two women from Warren County who lost their lives or are listed as missing in action while on active duty in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

The stones rest on a brick plaza equipped with granite benches, while above fly the United States flag and the POW-MIA flag. A time capsule holding various documents was placed there in 1999, and a voice repeater system was installed in 2000 so visitors can hear a recorded history of the monument and the names of those it memorializes.

Next to the War Memorial is the Purple Heart Memorial, which was dedicated on Nov. 5, 2000. This red granite marker – “red for the blood they shed” – is dedicated to all those who were wounded during our nation’s wars and conflicts. This memorial also includes granite benches, a brick-paved walkway, special lighting and landscaping.

In December 2003, the Board of Chosen Freeholders launched the Warren County Veterans Recognition Program. The first person to be honored was Julius Hausold, a 108-year-old World War I veteran from Harmony Township. In June 2004, the County will hold its first ceremony to recognize its war veterans and present them with the Warren County Distinguished Military Service Medal. Applications continue to be received for future recognition ceremonies.

   Warren County War Memorial
THE PURPLE HEART MEMORIAL was dedicated in November 2000 "to all recipients of the "Purple Heart", those wounded during our nation's wars and conflicts." The $20,000 project, funded through donations, is located between the Warren County War Memorial and the front entrance of the Warren County Courthouse on Second Street in Belvidere.