Sunday, 23rd of July 2017

Sunday, 23rd of July 2017

GWBicentennial

In 1932 the country celebrated the bicentennial of George Washington’s birth. The contributions to the celebration of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey included a memorial gateway and tablet, unveiled on October 29, 1932 at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville. The park is on the Delaware River at the site where Washington and his troops crossed on their way to the Battle of Trenton on December 25, 1776.

The gateway was designed by renowned architect Walter B. Chambers. The tablet was designed and fabricated by Tiffany & Co. and the inscription thereon reads:

 

TO COMMEMORATE
THE BICENTENNIAL OF THE BIRTHDAY OF

GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON

AT THIS SPOT HALLOWED BY HIS STROKE
OF MILITARY GENIUS IN THE CROSSING OF
THE DELAWARE ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT - 1776

AND TO REMIND US
THAT THE TRIUMPHS OF THE REVOLUTION
WERE MADE POSSIBLE ONLY BY HIS TRAINING
AND EXPERIENCE GAINED IN THE COLONIAL WARS

THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THE
SOCIETY OF COLONIAL WARS
IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY - 1932