Montgomery Township, New Jersey

A PURPLE HEART COMMUNITY

Once a part of Leni Lenape Indian lands, later as a rural farmland during the colonial times and intertwined in the annals of Revolutionary War History, this 32.26 square miles of land called Montgomery Township was named after General Richard Montgomery.

Montgomery Veterans Park

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The Montgomery Effect

Montgomery Veterans Park

In October of 2011, we joined the Community Effort already in place to establish a local Veterans Memorial – something years in the making by many dedicated fellow Veterans and Residents.

The Montgomery Veterans Memorial was dedicated on Veterans Day – 11.11.11.

Being part of the subsequent Veterans Memorial Committee thereafter – we would make rather spectacular strides – be a part of the wonderful growth of the Memorial – growth far beyond “Veterans Day”  and the physical structure itself – all the while working with numerous dedicated Veteran Service Organizations.

On New Years Eve 2017, we made the decision to bring the experience elsewhere – to others – in their communities – all the while educating the public – locally and otherwise – about General Richard Montgomery – our very namesake.

In 2018 – We formally created STEADYFRIEND.US – a concept on our minds since the early morning hours of November 11th, 2011 as we helped raise the American and POW/MIA Flags for the very first time in preparation for the day’s celebration and dedication – such reinforced in everything thereafter – here within.

Today – Our Subsequent Workload as we see it – is the Workload Of, By, And For, All Americans…

31 December 1775

General Richard Montgomery

America’s First National Hero

General Montgomery is largely known as America’s First National Hero after falling in the Battle of Quebec – New Years Eve 1775.  

Richard Montgomery (December 2, 1738 – December 31, 1775) was an Irish soldier who first served in the British Army. He later became a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and he is most famous for leading the failed 1775 invasion of Canada.  

St. Paul’s Chapel New York City

Notable Churchyard Burials and Monuments

• General Richard Montgomery

Revolutionary War hero buried beneath the east porch of St. Paul’s.

 St. Paul’s Chapel and the 9/11 Connection 

OUR NATION’S FIRST MONUMENT

This Monument Celebrates the Heroism of General Richard Montgomery, the Fight for Independence, and the Perseverance of Benjamin Franklin… 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND BEYOND

 ​The General and The Monument 

THE HISTORICAL MARKER DATABASE

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12.30.18

Dedicated Montgomery Wreath

STEADY FRIEND

From the hand of George Washington

“The Major General Schuyler Cambridge January 17th, 1776

Dear Sir; I received your favor of the 13th, inst’ with its enclosures & am heartily sorry & most sincerely console with you upon the fall of the brave & worthy Montgomery & those gallant officers & men who have experienced a like fate. In the death of this gentleman America has sustained a heavy loss having approved himself a steady friend to her rights & of ability to render her the most essential service.

George Washington”

George Washington’s Generals

Major General Richard Montgomery

By Donald N. Moran 

RESOLUTION

IN HONOR AND REMEMBRANCE OF ALL OF OUR STEADY FRIENDS

EACH AND EVERY AMERICAN SOUL – AMERICA’S SONS & DAUGHTERS – OUR FELLOW AMERICANS – WELL OVER ONE MILLION TO DATE – WHO HAVE GIVEN SAME: PAID WITH THEIR LIVES FOR OUR FREEDOM TODAY.

1775 –

AMERICAN CODE

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RESPECT

Dutiful Regard