DOLLARS FOR DOUGHBOY

BUY A BRICK CAMPAIGN

In a dishonorable attack,the Belmar Doughboy statue was severely damaged by vandals.

The Belmar Historical Society encourages you to contribute to the restoration of our World War I Doughboy Statue in one of three ways:

 

  1. Click here                    to make a donation.

  2.  Visit the Belmar Museum at 900 E Street to view the fascinating collection of Belmar’s proud history and leave a donation for the Doughboy Statue restoration.

  3. Make a lasting, permanent memory of your time in Belmar by purchasing an engraved Brick to form a patio surrounding the Doughboy statue. Buy-a-Brick funds go to the repair of our prized monument.  Preserve your name or that of a loved one by completing the reverse side of this form, bring it to the Museum or mail it with a check to the Belmar Historical Society, PO Box A, Belmar, NJ 07719.

The World War I Doughboy statue is located in Belmar’s Memorial Field, fondly referred to as “Doughboy Park”.  Named “Spirit of the American Doughboy” by sculptor Ernest Viquesney, it was unveiled in Belmar on May 30, 1930 across from what was once the American Legion. It was refurbished by the Belmar Historical Society in 2006 and is now in need of our immediate support.

The inscription on the Doughboy’s granite base reads:

Dedicated to the honor of those who entered the service of their country from Belmar, New Jersey and in memory of those who gave their lives in the World War.