shrewsbury dar sycamore dedication
PHOTO:  1935 photo taken of original ceremony of dedication of plaque by DAR members

SHREWSBURY, NJ – In 1935 a bronze plaque was set on a sycamore tree on Shrewsbury’s Patriot’s Isle located at Sycamore Ave. and Rte 35. The tree, planted by early colonists, marked the Delaware Trail used by Washington’s troops as they marched through New Jersey.


shrewsbury dar sycamore todayPHOTO: (L-R) Deborah Hvizdos-Vice Regent, Lillian Nemcik, Elizabeth Dunnell, Jo Ann Mazzucca-Chaplain, Jacob Rue, Kathleen Evans-Regent.


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On Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, the refurbished bronze plaque was reinstalled at Patriot’s Isle in Shrewsbury, NJ by members of Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter NSDAR.

The Plaque’s Inscription Reads:
The sycamore planted by the early colonists of New Jersey marks the Delaware trail used by the Indians and later by Washington’s troops on the Burlington path, memorialized by Monmouth Chapter D.A.R. June 28, 1935

The great grandson of the 1935’s Chapter Regent, Mrs. Jacob Rue, Mr. Jacob Rue, a member of the Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard, still lives in this area and participated in the ceremony wearing an authentic uniform.

shrewsbury dar sycamore plaque

PHOTO: 1935 photo taken of original plaque when it was placed on the sycamore tree

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, NSDAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.

Anyone interested in receiving more information about the Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter NSDAR, should contact: Elaine ([email protected])

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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...