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Rockaway Women Veterans Monument map_it

  • Location: Beach 94th and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, center mall, north side
  • Sculptor: Eileen Barry
  • Description: Figure on pedestal
  • Materials: Bronze, granite
  • Dimensions: figure h 7'6" x w 2'1½" x d 3'½"; pedestal h 5'8" x w 4'7" x d 5'4"
  • Cast: 1989
  • Dedicated: September 24, 1989 - unauth. work
  • Foundry: Joel Meisner Foundry, Farmingdale, NY
  • Donor: Daniel M. O'Connell Post No. 272, American Legion
  • Inscription: Plaque:
    [American Legion Insiginia] / WOMEN VETERANS MONUMENT / DEDICATED BY THE / DANIEL M. O'CONNELL POST NO. 272 / AMERICAN LEGION AND FRIENDS, / SEPTEMBER 24, 1989 / IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF ALL / THOSE WOMEN WHO SERVED THEIR / COUNTRY IN TIME OF CONFLICT / THROUGHOUT OUR COUNTRY'S / GLORIOUS HISTORY. / "FOR GOD AND COUNTRY" /

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NYC beach season has been extended through September 13. After Labor Day, beaches will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. At Rockaway Beach, the following locations will remain open for swimming: Beach 15 to Beach 18; Beach 29 and Beach 30; Beach 58 and Beach 59; Beach 77 and Beach 78; Beach 84 and Beach 85; Beach 96 through Beach 98; Beach 104 through Beach 106; Beach 115 through Beach 120; Beach 126 through Beach 131; and, Beach 136 through Beach 143. We may adjust swimming beaches on a daily basis due to site and surf conditions, so please observe all posted signs and flags and swim only where a lifeguard is present.

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