Queens Village Veterans Plaza
Springfield Blvd. bet. Jamaica Ave. and Amboy La.
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Located at the intersection of Springfield Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue, this plaza stands as a memorial to all the American soldiers who fought for their country. Originally built in honor of the fallen soldiers of World War I, this plaza has since been rededicated to commemorate the dead of all of America’s wars.
It has been estimated that of the more than 61.5 million soldiers who fought in World War I (1914-1918), 8.5 million were killed, 7 million were permanently injured or maimed, and 12.5 million received recoverable injuries. The United States entered the war in 1917 and fought for only one year, but the country lost approximately 116,000 men in this brief time.
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