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The Longport Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 2003 to honor local residents who served in the military history from 1774 until 2001. The local American Legion Post #469 sponsored the installation of the monument which includes information about local veterans in each of the nation's major conflicts. The stone sentinel is strategically positioned to use sunlight and shadows to move throughout the day and highlight different events throughout the day.


  • The Longport Veterans Monument that was designed in 2003 by the Longport American Legion 469 in order to give tribute to veterans.
  • One of the focus points of the Longport Veterans Monument that reads "John A. Kuzmann Memorial Longport Veterans Association Honor the Veterans of “All Wars” Who Were Residents of the Borough of Longport
  • The plaque located on the monument that describes the uniqueness of this monument.

This unique monument was dedicated in August of 2003 by New Jersey's American Legion Post #469. The monument honors the memory of local veterans and expresses the community's gratitude to service members and their families. Two placards are embedded on the monument with chronological inscriptions of twenty-two major events in American military history, including the dates and times that each of these conflicts and events occurred.

The unique feature of this memorial, which was designed by Edward Cipriano of Longport, involves the angles of the monument and the way they cause shadows cast by the sun to highlight certain parts of the monument throughout the day. Cipriano designed the monument so that sunlight would cast a shadow of the arcs built over the monument and rest on the events listed at the specific times that each took place. The list of monumental events begins with the “Tea Party” of 1774 and ends with the 2001 World Trade Center attacks.

This monument is located in Thomas B. Reed Park. Similar to other events throughout the nation, each year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, the community holds an event in order to honor veterans.The monument is also home to events on Memorial Day.

Longport Veterans Monument, The Historical Marker Database. September 21st 2017. Accessed April 25th 2020. https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=108866.

Atlantic Country Veterans Organization, Accessed April 25th 2020. https://www.atlantic-county.org/veterans-services/program-detail.asp?prgID=28.

D'Elia, P. Longport Veterans Memorial, The War Memorial Registry. Accessed April 25th 2020. https://www.nationalwarmemorialregistry.org/joomla/upload/new-jersey/longport-veterans-memorial.

Edward Cipriano, veteran & member, September 30th 2006. Accessed April 25th 2020. https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/rec.arts.marching.drumcorps/CLnAJ3P73AM.

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Longport Veterans Monument, The Historical Marker Database. September 21st 2017. Accessed April 25th 2020. https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=108866.

Longport Veterans Monument, The Historical Marker Database. September 21st 2017. Accessed April 25th 2020. https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=108866.

Longport Veterans Monument, The Historical Marker Database. September 21st 2017. Accessed April 25th 2020. https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=108866.