War Memorials

In front of the Marcus Hook Elementary School are two memorials.  Located on the 8th Street and Market Street corner is a memorial erected by the citizens of Marcus Hook in honor of the brave heroes who answered their country's call in World War I, 1917-1918.  Fronting on Market Street next to the Recreation Hut, is a World War II memorial in memory and in honor of the men and women of the Borough as a tribute to the self-sacrifice they displayed in our country's service, 1941-1945.

Situated in the center of Robert F. Haebel Plaza at 10th Street and Plaza Street is a memorial dedicated to all residents of the 4th Ward who served their country in World War II and the Korean Conflict.  Across the street within the bus shelter was located a World War II plaque dedicated to the employees of the American Viscose Company who served in the armed forces or at home (this plaque is in the Borough's possession).

At Market Street and 3rd Street, located on the grass plot (Market Green), is a memorial dedicated to those in the First Ward who served their country to preserve the four essentials of human freedoms....World War II, 1941-1945, and Korean Conflict, 1950-1953.

On May 30, 1983, the Vietnam War monument was dedicated at the Borough's riverfront park (then called McClure Park).  This monument, the first of its kind in Delaware County, stands as a lasting tribute to residents of Marcus Hook Borough and the country who served in the Vietnam War.

The simple but elegant polished granite memorial at Market Square Memorial Park was dedicated on October 10, 1992 to the Delaware Countians Killed In Service or Missing In Action in the Vietnam Theater of Operations.  Individual names are listed on the memorial.  The memorial is situated on the west side of the north-south park walkway to the river.

Dedicated on October 1949, the Sun Seamen's Memorial faces the Delaware River at Delaware Avenue and Green Street.  This memorial commemorates one hundred forty-one brave officers and seamen who lost their lives in World War II while serving aboard Sun Oil Company tankers.

The Marcus Hook Korean War Memorial was dedicated at Market Square Memorial Park on May 26, 2001.  This beautiful memorial pays tribute to Marcus Hook residents who served during the Korean War.  Their names are inscribed on the memorial. 

Lastly, the significance of the cemetery adjacent to historic St. Martin's Church is noted.  Tombstones within the graveyard are marked (many now illegible) with the names of men who fought in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I and II, and the Korean War.  On May 24, 2003 The Soldier and Sailor Walk Memorial was dedicated.  Located behind historic old St. Martin's Church this memorial incorporates 73 replacement grave markers of veterans buried in the cemetery who served in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, and Spanish-American War.

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