Memorial Day is a special day no matter where you are in the country. It’s a day that reminds us of the sacrifices that so many have made in the name of the United States. This Memorial Day if you happen to be in New York City, there will be plenty to do. Fleet Week will be in full swing by next weekend, so you should check out some of the events that they are planning. There will be great specials at restaurants, especially on burgers and dogs since Memorial Day is the unofficial National Barbeque Weekend.
But while you enjoy the festivities, you should also take a moment and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country with the memorials throughout NYC.
George Washington at Valley Forge
The statue of George Washington aboard his horse commemorating his winter in Valley Forge can be found in Continental Army Plaza, on the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge.
Soldiers and Sailors Arch
The Soldiers and Sailors Arch, often referred to as the Grand Army Arch, is located at the head of Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.
The tomb of Ulysses S. Grant overlooks the Hudson River in Riverside Park in Harlem.
Abingdon Square Doughboy
This bronze statue of a foot soldier carrying the American flag is a tribute to all of the men from Greenwich Village who died during World War I.
369th Infantry Regiment Memorial
The monument, constructed in 2006, is dedicated in honor of the Harlem Hellfighters, who fought during World War I.
New York Korean War Veterans Memorial
In Battery Park, this monument honors those who served during the Korean Conflict.
Remember, these are just a few of the war memorials that New York City has to offer. For a more complete and in depth list, visit nycgovparks.org.
Enjoy learning about these monuments and more aboard the All-Loops Tour!