The New Jersey World War II Memorial

Victory, 12’ bronze sculpture


The Lone Soldier

The Battlefield Marker & Press

The New Jersey World War II Memorial

Trenton, NJ

Victory, 12’ bronze
The Lone Soldier, 8’ bronze
The Battlefield Marker, 5’ bronze

The New Jersey World War II Memorial was a timely project, as today America is rapidly saying goodbye to our “Greatest Generation” of citizens. The State of New Jersey took the initiative to honor and remember them by creating a memorial in Trenton across from the State House at Veterans Park in 2008.

The WWII Memorial unfolds around the overall 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 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 in terms of technology, communication and New Jersey’s contribution with stories told by local veterans. Located along an outer circle are battle scenes from the Atlantic and Pacific theatres. An amphitheater with seat-walls allows for reflection and individual interpretive kiosks serve to broaden the visitor experience and understanding. The memorial is located across the street from the New Jersey Statehouse, 125 W. State St. (Description from Visit New Jersey website)

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 battlefield marker. (Description from the State of New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs)

Warren Sculpture

Contact Jay Warren to inquire.

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