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East Coast Memorial

   
East Coast Memorial zoom
Battery Park
New York
NY
USA
May 23, 1963

1) pedestal of eagle, front: 1941 **** 1945 / ERECTED BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE / OF HER SONS / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN HER SERVICE/ AND WHO SLEEP IN THE AMERICAN COASTAL WATER / OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN / INTO THY HANDS, OH LORD

2) pedestal of eagle, back: 1941 *** 1945 / IN ADDITION TO THE 4,597 AMERICAN SERVICEMENT HONORED HERE / WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN HER SERVICE AND / WHO SLEEP IN THE AMERICAN COASTAL WATERS OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN / THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / HONORS THE 6,185 SEAMEN OF THE UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE / AND THE 529 SEAMEN OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE / WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING WORLD WAR II

  • Architect: Gehron and Seltzer; Paul Cret Harbeson, FAIA
 
Park
Bronze
Granite
Each pylon H:19'
May 23, 1963
Eagle on pedestal between two ranks of four inscribed pylons (eight pylons in all; axis aligned with Statue of Liberty)
Bedi-Rassy Art Foundry, NY

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