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McCarren Park

McCarren Park World War II Flagstaff map_it

  • Architect: Hans Holsing
  • Description: Flagstaff and base
  • Materials: Granite
  • Dimensions: Base H: 11" W: 72"
  • Dedicated: 1947
  • Donor: Greenpoint Patriotic Organization
  • Inscription: Top band, continuing around all four sides:
    WHERE LIGHTNINGS ARE SPED SHE DAZZLES THE / NATIONS WITH RIPPLES OF RED AND SHE'LL WAVE FOR / US LIVING OR DROOP O'ER US DEAD THE FLAG OF / OUR COUNTRY FOREVER * SHE'S UP THERE OLD GLORY/

    Side 1:
    IN MEMORY OF THOSE / WHO IN THE GREAT WAR / 1941-1945/ SERVED THEIR COUNTRY / IN EVERY LINE OF DUTY / WHEREVER OUR FLAG/ HAS FLOWN /

    Side 2:
    ASIATIC PACIFIC

    Side 3:
    AMERICAN

    Side 4:
    EUROPEAN AFRICAN

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

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