The Great War
When the United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917, New Jersey joined other states in sending resources. The New Jersey's unique location on the busy Atlantic coast and diverse mixture of residents and resources led to other significant contributions to the national effort. New Jersey businesses boomed, ultimately providing munitions, ships, chemicals, automobile parts, and petroleum products to the Allies. The establishment of Camp Dix, Camp Merritt, and other military installations around the state impacted numerous young recruits who flooded into New Jersey for training, and then embarked from Hoboken for action overseas.
Discover all of the amazing facts and stories on the Great War. Go to WWI Centennial website.
Memorials & Sites
While visiting New Jersey, stop by these WWI monument locations. Check out the destinations.
New Jersey’s History
Stay up to date on all of the fascinating historical news. Go to Historical Commission website.
WWI in New Jersey
Find out more on New Jersey’s role in WWI. Watch the NJ WWI video.