“Heaven, Hell or Hoboken…”
-General John “Blackjack” Pershing
Commander, American Expeditionary Forces
World War I
Please join the Hoboken American Legion Post 107 and local dignitaries at the World War I Memorial in Elysian Park (1001 Hudson Street), as they commemorate the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month—signifying the end of “the War to End All Wars.”
Hoboken served as the point of embarkation for U.S. troops leaving for Europe in that conflict. Today, of course, battles rage on—not only in theaters of combat but also in the burdened souls of our brave fighting men and women who bore witness to such conflict. The American Legion and their numerous partner organizations continue to stand behind those men and women—not just on Veterans’ Day, but everyday.
On Wednesday, please find some way to stand with them and acknowledge their ongoing work.
The ceremony at Elysian Park will feature a reading from this year’s winner of the Hoboken Veterans’ Day Essay Contest, in which students in grades 5-8 were invited to express what Veterans’ Day means to them.
Following the ceremony, there will be a gathering at the Hoboken Elks’ Club.