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Haym Salomon Memorial map_it

Queens

Location:
Main Street, Vleigh Place, 72nd Drive, and 72 Road
Description:
Stele on base
Materials:
Stele--granite (unpolished); Base--concrete (rusticated at top and sides)
Dimensions:
Stele H: 4' W: 2'1" D: 1'1"; Base H: 1' W" 4'1" D: 2'7"
Cast:
ca. 1976
Dedicated:
June 27, 1976
Donor:
Nat and Maxwell Dorr Post No. 793, Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Inscription:
THIS PLAQUE IS DEDICATED TO HAYM SALOMON IN
RECOGINITION OF HIS TIRELESS EFFORTS ON BEHALF
OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMY.
SALOMON A POLISH JEWISH IMMIGRANT, WAS SO
IMBUED WITH THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM, HE, WITHOUT
MUCH ASSISTANCE, FINANCED THE AMERICAN
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BY HIS INEXHAUSTIBLE FUND-
RAISING. THROUGH HIS HEALTH WAS RUINED DURING
HIS IMPRISONMENT BY THE BRITISH, SALOMON’S FAITH
IN JUDAISM NEVER FALTERED, NOR DID HIS BELIEF IN
THE GREATNESS OF OUR COUNTRY. WHILE HE RAISED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR THE WAR
EFFORT, SALOMON, IRONICALLY, DIED PENNILESS.
APPROXIMATELY 100 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, HAYM
SALOMON WAS FINALLY ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE
UNITED STATES FOR HIS EXTRAORDINARY PATRIOTISM.

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