See message from Fred, below.
The Sec. of Interior signed the designation today. Camp Evans is a
National Landmark for the home-front service and the major roll radar
played in the WWII allied victory. Congressman Smith will be holding a
press conference at 2:30PM in the Marconi Hotel Lobby. If you can make
it, please do.
This is very good news. It honors the thousands of home front warriors
who worked at Camp Evans to defeat the Axis powers. As a subpost of Fort
Monmouth, this honor also includes main post in Eatontown, Squire Labs.,
Camp Coles, Fort Handcock, the Long Branch Signal Lab. and the many
temporary sites like the Shark River Hotel, the former Grossman Hotel in
Bradley Beach, the Asbury Park Yards, the Avon storage facility and
Jimmy Byrnes Sea Girt Inn. It also honors all the men and mostly ladies
who worked in factories all over NJ manufacturing the radar and radio
components designed by the Labs that help win the "Battle of the
Laboratories" as President Truman called it.
Saying thank you to the thousands of home front warriors who labored
in the laboratories and factories to win WWII is long overdue.
Thanks to the efforts of the many Camp Evans volunteers like you, Camp
Evans has not faded away as predicted in 1993. Camp Evans is now a
science community center. It holds the potential of many more years of
excellent community service as the WWII Living Memorial and as a
We can inspire kids to learn science...where history was made.
Please mark Saturday, November 17th as our day to celebrate this happy
event. Details to follow.