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Rockaway Veterans Memorial map_it

Queens

Read a history from Parks’HistoricalSigns Project.This text can be found posted within the park.

Location:
Rockaway Beach Boulevard at B 94th Street
Sculptor:
Joseph P. Pollia
Architect:
William van Alen
Description:
Standing figure (over life-size) on pedestal with six plaques
Materials:
Figure and plaques--bronze; pedestal--Deer Isle granite
Dimensions:
Figure H: 8'4"; Pedestal H: 5'9" W: 3'9" D: 4'6"; World War I plaque H: 2'11" W: 2'; World War II plaque H: 3'4" W: 2'
Cast:
1927
Dedicated:
1927
Donor:
Public subscription
Inscription:
Front side


Medallion
American Legion


MAINTAINED BY
DANIEL M. O'CONNELL POST 272
AMERICAN LEGION


Plaque - front side

IF YE BREAK FAITH
WITH US
WE SHALL NOT SLEEP
HONOR ROLL
1917 --- WORLD WAR --- 1919
WALTER BATES
IRVING FRIEDMAN
FRANK GEORGE
CHARLES HARRIS
JEROME O. HEINE
NELSON HEWLETT
CHARLES JACOB
ALBERT MAHER
PETER MOONEY
JOSEPH MCVAY
CHARLES W. MURRAY
DANIEL M. O'CONNELL
LOUIS E. REYNOLDS
ROBER F. RINCK
NICHOLAS SCHETTING
JULIUS STRAUSS
ARTHUR THOMPSON
1917 --- WORLD WAR --- 1919


Plaque - west side

1941 --- 1945
DEDICATED TO
THOSE WHO MADE
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
DURING WORLD WAR II
FRANCIS T. ACTON, JR. --- JOHN M. LEWIS, JR.
PHILIP AGLIATA --- HAROLD LORMAN
GODFREY R. AMES --- THOMAS MCARDLE
ARTHUR A. AMRON --- MYLES J. MCPARTLAND
JOSEPH N. ANGELONE --- BERNARD MEEHAN
JOSEPH ARCARIO, JR. --- FRED J. MEEHAN
JAMES M. BARRAVECHIA --- DONALD F. MURDOCK
IRVING BELDNER --- EDWARD MUROFCHICK
SAUL W. BERSON --- JAMES F. O'BRIEN
HAROLD J. BLANTHORN --- FRANCIS X. O'CONNELL
JOHN B. BRADY --- VINCENT W. O'KEEFE
LEONARD BUSCHEL --- OWEN P. O'REILLY
CORNELIUS M. CALPIN --- ALEXANDER G. OLSEN
SAMUEL P. CARCANIS --- GIRTSOL OPPENHEIMER
SAM CASALINO --- ALFRED ORLANDO
MARTIN F. COOGAN --- ISIDORE REIMER
JOHN E. CORRIGAN --- ALDO J. RIVARA
RICHARD H. DAVIS --- HAROLD W. ROBERTS
HENRY J. DEHNERT --- GEORGE P. ROLLY
THOMAS J. DENAPOLI --- STANLEY D. ROSE
PATRICK J. DONAHUE --- MICHAEL F. ROTONDO
JOHN G. DUNN --- OTTO SCHAFFNER
ALAN EVANS --- HERBERT SCHIMEK
VINCENT J. FAY --- JULES D. SCHLICHTER
OSCAR FINKELSTEIN --- SAMUEL J. SCHLOSSER
ARNOLD P. FOX --- DONALD R. SCHNEIDER
EDWARD GLEASON --- JACK P. SCHWARTZ
WILLIAM H. GUTERDING --- LLOYD SEASONWEIN
WALTER F. HAWTHORNE --- LOUIS SEIDMAN
PATRICK F. HESLIN --- MURRAY SEIFF
MELVILLE T. HESS --- DONALD W. SELZ
HERBERT HOPFENBERG --- DAVID DANIEL SHAPIRO
GEORGE P. HUMMEL --- FRANK SORENSEN
CHARLES JAMIESON --- HERBERT SPRINGER
JAMES KEHOE --- JOSEPH L. THIER
AUSTIN E. KELLY --- JOSEPH S. VELARDI
JAMES P. KENNY --- PAUL VERDONE
PHILIP J. KIELEY --- WILBERT A. WANKEL
SAMUEL KITOGRAD --- ALVIN S. WEISS
LEONARD KRAM --- BERNARD H. WIENER
SOL. IRVING LANDAU --- GEORGE A. WILLIAM
JOHN LEWIS --- JOHN P. ZIMMER


Plaque - east side

1950 --- KOREA --- 1955
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
THOMAS W. AUGUST --- GEORGE MAMMES --- RALPH R. MITOLA
JOSEPH DIPIETRO --- GEORGE V. MCCORMICK --- EDWARD P. O'DONNELL
JAMES F. FARRELL --- EDMUND J. MCGRATH --- DANIEL P. ROGERS
WALTER F. GROSS --- MORTIMER DOMROE --- WILLIAM VOGEL



1961 --- VIETNAM --- 1975
IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS
THEY SHALL LIVE FOREVER
STEDMAN ADAMS --- WILLIAM HAYES --- WILLIAM MORRIS
GERALD BREEN --- CHARLES R. HEMPEL --- DAVID C. NELSON
MCKINLEY CAUGHMAN --- THOMAS HOARE --- COSMO PACETTA
JOSE CRESPO --- ELBERT R. HUBSCHMITT --- JOSEPH A. SILON
WILLIAM H. DORAN --- TERRANCE P. JORDAN --- DANIEL J. SULLIVAN
MICHAEL ELFLEIN --- JAMES F. LUCAS --- PHILIP A. TINGLEY
HAROLD B. ELSERT --- JOHN MCGONIGAL --- WILLIE J. WASHINGTON
FRANK FLORIO --- PETER T. MELAHAN --- WALTER WETZEL
HOWARD M. GERSTEL --- GARY K. MORRIS --- FREDERICK F. WOODWARD
STEVEN V. GOLDSTEIN --- EDWARD J. ZEWERT


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