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Riverside Park

Armed Forces Plaque map_it

  • Location: 121st Street and Riverside Drive; in grassy triangle south of Grant's Tomb
  • Description: Plaque on plinth
  • Materials: Bronze, Barre granite
  • Dimensions: 24"h x 17"w
  • Cast: ca. 1953
  • Dedicated: October 25, 1953
  • Donor: Daughters of Defenders of Republic
  • Inscription: THE FOUR TREES / WEST OF THE CHAPLAINS ROW / ARE PLANTED / IN SACRED MEMORY OF / MEMBERS OF ALL / OUR ARMED FORCES / OF THE UNITED STATES / WHO MADE / THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / IN THE KOREAN WAR OF 1950 / IN THE DEFENSE OF FREEDOM / PRESENTED TO / THE CITY OF NEW YORK / OCTOBER 25, 1953 / BY DAUGHTERS OF THE DEFENDERS OF THE REPUBLIC, U.S.A. / AMANDA SHAW HIRSCH / FOUNDER, PRESIDENT GENERAL /

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

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

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkRiverside Park

The northernmost A-dock at the 79th Street Boat Basin is currently closed to public access for structural enhancements. The dock will be further supported with non-wood pilings and a new wave screen.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Kayak/Canoe Launch SitesRiverside Park (72nd Street)

The kayak launch site at 72nd Street in Riverside Park is closed for the season. Please visit The New York City Water Trail page to find other kayak launches.

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