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Longport  

Sundial: 1004
State/Province:  New Jersey Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Sun Alignment Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 39° 18.843' N  74° 31.534' W
Location:
  • The dial is at Thomas B. Reed Park, at the triangular intersections of N 27th Ave, and Oberon Ave and Ventnor Ave near JFK Memorial Bridge
 
Description:
  • This concrete and bronze dial is really an alignment sculpture, honoring events from Armistice Day (Nov 11, 1918) to Pearl Harbor (Dec 7, 1941). A five-vaned support casts a shadow onto brass medallions on the time and date of the event such as the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month for Armistice (Veterans) Day. Surrounding the dial are five bronze plaques representing the different branches of the U.S. armed forces.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Longport
  • Plaque explaining each of the historical events shown with the sundial's brass medallions.

    Located around the sundial are pavers with the names of local service members of the armed forces who have passed.
  • Designer: support from American Legion Post 469
  • Builder: support from American Legion Post 469
  • Construction Date: circa 2010
 
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Last Revised: 2020-05-03: 12:26

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