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Van Nest Park

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Van Nest Memorial

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  • Location: White Plains Rd., Unionport Rd., Mead St.
  • Architect: Arthur G. Waldreason
  • Description: Stele
  • Materials: Deer Isle granite
  • Dimensions: H: 9'6" W: 5' D: 5'
  • Cast: 1926
  • Dedicated: 1926
  • Donor: Van Nest Citizens Patriotic League
  • Inscription: Side 1:
    ERECTED BY THE / VAN NEST CITIZEN'S / PATRIOTIC LEAGUE / IN MEMORY OF / THOSE WHO SERVED / OUR COUNTRY / IN THE / WORLD WAR / 1917 --- 1918 / AND / WORLD WAR II / 1941 --- 1945 /

    Bronze Plaque:
    REDEDICATION BY / ITALIAN AMERICAN WAR VETERANS / BRONX COUNTY POST39 / OCTOBER 31, 1979 /

    Side 2:
    KOREA / RALPH J. CELENTANO / ROBERT F. GORMAN /

    Side 3:
    LEST WE FORGET / PAUL ARNONE / THOS. BARRY / F.M. BEGAN / VIVIEN BROWN / C. DIEDTRICH / H. ERLANDSEN / WM. GORTON / JOS. A. KALLAS / CHAS. KEEGAN / ARTHUR MCBRIDE / F. SCHLAICH / H. SCHEELER / J. SLATOBOLSKY / EUG. L. ZENGEN / JOHN N. BELMONT / DEDICATED / MCMXXVI /

    Side 4:
    VIETNAM / MICHAEL P. GALEA / PATRICK J. GALLAGHER / DANIEL MEADE / MARTIN R. POWERS / ANGELO G. RAPTIG / DENNIS J. RUSSO / VINCENT M. SORANNO / ROBERT L. TARANTO / RICHARD J. TIRIGO / JULIO C. VARGAS / RICHARD PARKER / PETER R. WIESNEIFSKI /

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Van Nest Park is currently under construction and the Van Nest Memorial is currently inaccessible. The projected construction completion date is January 2019.

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