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Rockaway Women Veterans Monument

  • Location: Beach 94th and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, center mall, north side
  • Sculptor: Eileen Barry
  • Description: Figure on pedestal
  • Materials: Bronze, granite
  • Dimensions: figure h 7'6" x w 2'1½" x d 3'½"; pedestal h 5'8" x w 4'7" x d 5'4"
  • Cast: 1989
  • Dedicated: September 24, 1989 - unauth. work
  • Foundry: Joel Meisner Foundry, Farmingdale, NY
  • Donor: Daniel M. O'Connell Post No. 272, American Legion
  • Inscription: Plaque:
    [American Legion Insiginia] / WOMEN VETERANS MONUMENT / DEDICATED BY THE / DANIEL M. O'CONNELL POST NO. 272 / AMERICAN LEGION AND FRIENDS, / SEPTEMBER 24, 1989 / IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF ALL / THOSE WOMEN WHO SERVED THEIR / COUNTRY IN TIME OF CONFLICT / THROUGHOUT OUR COUNTRY'S / GLORIOUS HISTORY. / "FOR GOD AND COUNTRY" /

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BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

For your safety, the beach is closed from Beach 91st Street to Beach 102nd Street due to erosion. Other areas of the beach remain open, along with the entire boardwalk, all concessions, and restrooms. The closest beach access is available at Beach 86th and Beach 103rd Streets.

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