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Honoring Our Danish Veterans
May 2010
Danish Archive North East
Edison, New Jersey
Danish Immigrants have always made great contributions to the United States.  They were ever ready to defend their new homeland.

Starting with the Revolutionary War, Hans Christian Febiger born 1749 in Fåborg, Denmark, was a commander and confidante of General George Washington.  Charles Zanco served at the Alamo and died there in March 1836. He is credited with designing the original Texas flag with a "Lone Star".

One of the many Danes who served in the American Civil War was Brig. General Christian Thomson Christensen.  Christensen immigrated to Brooklyn, New York.  After the War he went on to serve as President of the Brooklyn Trust Company. Known as "The Fighting Dane", Chris Madsen served in the Spanish American War.  Written histories tell of his exploits as a deputy marshal in the early American West.

Many, many Danish American descendants have served in WW I, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq.  DANE has honored all those who served to protect their country, the United States , Canada and Denmark.  A room at the Danish Home, Edison NJ is dedicated to these men and women. The displays contains photos, history and memorabilia.





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