From Concept to Reality"It was a lot of people from a small town of 1.9 square miles," said Carl Steinberg, a local historian and chairman of the monument committee. "My father is on there, Springsteen's father is on there. ... I had a cousin who died in the Battle of the Bulge."
Like many small communities, Freehold sent more and more young people off as World War II continued. Steinberg said one of the challenges has been scouring military service lists and 1940s newspaper clips to find as many names as possible.
The WWII memorial area is a pocket park with brick pavers and benches. Sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4374, the project cost about $100,000 and took about 1½ years of fundraising, Steinberg said.
1 PG Certified® Black Granite Triangle,
3 PG Certified® PGHD laser etched black granite tablets
2 PG Certified® Grey Granite bases
2 PG Certified® Grey Granite pillars
Solid Black PG Certified® granite tabletsA total of 16 pieces were used to make this Honor Roll memorial in Freehold, New Jersey. It consists of 1 PG Certified® Black Granite Triangle, 3 PG Certified® PGHD laser etched black granite tablets, 2 grey granite bases, 2 grey granite pillars, 2 PG Certified® black granite benches as well as 7 military insignias.
1 PG Certified® Black Granite Tablet is etched with the 1385 names of men and women who from 1941 to 1945 went to war. The other side of the tablet is PGHD laser etched with the famous photographic image of marines raising the U.S. Flag on the island of Iwo Jima.