The Guardian Angel (the Archangel Michael)

Jane Neill-Hancock

Wayne, United States

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Beautiful group of statues – the Billy Boys of WWI going into battle with the Archangel Michael shielding them as a guardian angel. Found at Edgemont Park, Veterans Island, Upper Montclair NJ


featured in the Sculpture group, 23-Jan-2013

featured in Statues and Such, 11-Mar-2013


In the New Testament Michael leads God’s armies against Satan’s forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan.
In the Old Testament Michael is seen as playing an important role as the protector of Israel.

This beautiful group of statues are part of a memorial at Edgemont Park in Montclair NJ. The most prominent feature of the park is the pond and the small island with the World War I memorial on it. Edgemont Park is known for its World War I memorial, which is one of the landmarks of Montclair. The main memorial, created in 1924 by Charles Keck, is a tall obelisk with bronze sculptures of Winged Victory on top and the Billy Boys on the bottom. On the sides of the obelisk are etched the names of those who fell in the First World War, to whom the monument is dedicated. In front of the memorial there are small plaques that have the names of those who died in the Vietnam War and Korean War and World War II.

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