Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wordish Wednesday 05/18/11: Morristown Green Statues


The Morristown Green is a town square that has played a very important part of the legend of historic Morristown, New Jersey, since 1715. It has seen military encampments and even public executions. It is currently a public park where many cultural events take place.

The photo above and the first two photos below show a statue of George Washington (who was all over the Morristown area during the Revolutionary War), Alexander Hamilton, and the Marquis De Lafayette discussing France's role in the new nation.





There is also a statue -- complete with colonial flag waving nearby - paying touching tribute to those who have joined the New Jersey Militia to fight for their nation -- also those left behind. It says:

Patriots Farewell. A tribute to the New Jersey Militia and families whose sacrifices created a strong and enduring nation.



To read my other posts on Morristown, click here.

There are at least two websites devoted to The Green, MorristownGreen.com, and The Morristown Green.

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10 comments:

  1. I love the area around Morristown...full of Revolutionary history. 

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  2.  I love the Morristown area, full of history and so beautiful! I grew up around there, and just love it.

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  3. I haven't explored the Morristown area very fully. Looks like I'm missing out on some historic sites.

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  4.  Morristown was the military capital of the American Revolution! It really should be as famous as Concord or Valley Forge.

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  5. Pretty Life OnlineMay 18, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    nice one for wordless!!!  Happy WW! Hoping you can visit @ my little corner.
     

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  6.  I never saw this square when I lived in New Jersey.  But I have fond memories of the battlefield in Princeton. The statues in Morristown are really great, you get such a good feel for these men, discussing the nation.--Inger

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  7. Thank you so much. I hope to visit Princeton soon. I did stay at the Princeton University twice, but was not paying attention to history at that time . . . 

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