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  • Location: E. Broadway, Canal, Rutgers Street
  • Description: Cylindrical bas relief stele, incised letters
  • Materials: Polished granite, bronze plaque
  • Dimensions: 12'h x 4'diam
  • Dedicated: May 30, 1953
  • Donor: Morris Dickstein Post #462, Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Inscription: IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN DEFENSE OF
    THEIR COUNTRY/

    BASE: DEDICATED BY MORRIS DICKSTEIN POST NO 462 VFW

    PLAQUE: ERECTED BY THE / MORRIS DICKSTEIN POST NO. 462 / VETERANS
    OF FOREIGN WARS / OF THE UNITED STATES / MAY 30, 1953 / DEDICATED TO
    OUR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN ORIGINATING FROM THE LOWER EAST SIDE/
    WHO SERVED OUR COURNTRY DURING / WORLD WAR I..WORLD WAR II..KOREAN
    ACTION / OUR NATION AND ALL FREE PEOPLES / ARE PERPETUALLY IN THEIR
    DEBT / GROUND DEDICATED BY HONORABLE HUGO E. ROGERS / BOROUGH
    PRESIDENT, MANHATTAN 1946-1950.

    FOR COMMITTEE LIST SEE INDEX CARD

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