NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

Pelham Parkway

View all monuments in NYC Parks, as well as temporary public art installations on our NYC Public Art Map and Guide.

Peace Plaza

  • Location: at Williamsbridge Road
  • Architect: Rudy Macina
  • Description: Five steles set in a triangle around a flagstaff
  • Materials: WWI--pink granite, WWII--pink granite, Korean War--pink granite, Vietnam War--gray granite, Persian Gulf War--black granite
  • Dimensions: Each stone H: 3'4" W: 2'2" D: 1'1"
  • Cast: ca. 1989
  • Dedicated: September 2, 1993
  • Fabricator: Dominick de Nigris
  • Donor: Faiella Iron Works
  • Inscription: Flagpole:
    Top:"ERECTED SEPTEMBER 25, 1989 BY THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 4521. WITH A GRANT FROM NBWRA SPONSORED BY SENATOR GUY J. VELELLA."

    Bottom:"MONUMENT ERECTED IN MEMORY OF THOSE AMERICANS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE FOUR GREAT CONFLICTS OF THE 20th CENTURY BY COLUMBUS DAY PARADE COMMITTEE COLUMBUS ALLIANCE IN CO, MORRIS PARK COMM. ASSN. MORRIS PARK BUS. ASSN."

    On Tombstones:
    Persian Gulf War (black granite): "PERSIAN GULF / WAR / LET US PRAY THIS DAY AND / EVERY DAY HEREAFTER, FOR PEACE, / AND MAY GOD KEEP THIS COUNTRY / AS ONE GREAT NATION UNDER HIM / FOREVER. - PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH / FEBRUARY 3, 1991"

    World War II (pink granite): "WORLD WAR / II / 1941-1945 / TO THE GERMAN GENERAL / "NUTS" / - FROM THE AMERICAN GENERAL."

    World War I (pink granite): "WORLD WAR / I / 1914-1918 / OVER THERE, OVER THERE / SEND WORD THAT THE / YANKS ARE COMING / - GEORGE M. COHAN"

    Vietnam War (gray granite): "VIETNAM / WAR / 1965-1975 / THAT BITCH OF A WAR. / - PRESIDENT L. B. JOHNSON"

    Korean War (pink granite): "KOREAN / WAR / 1950-1953 / IT'S THE WAR WE CAN'T WIN, / WE CAN'T LOSE, / WE CAN'T QUIT. / - FROM THE AMERICAN SOLDIER."

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

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

Park Information

Directions to Pelham Parkway

    Was this information helpful?