Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

East Coast Memorial

WWII Battle Monument

 
 
East Coast Memorial </b>(south side) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2009
1. East Coast Memorial (south side)
Inscription. Base of Memorial centerpiece, front:
1941 * * * * 1945
Erected by the United States of America
in proud and grateful remembrance
of her sons
who gave their lives in her service
and who sleep in the American coastal waters
of the Atlantic Ocean.
Into thy hands, O Lord

Base of Memorial centerpiece, reverse:
1941 * * * * 1945
In addition to the 4,597 American servicemen honored here
who lost their lives in her service and
who sleep in the American coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean
The United States of America
honors the 6,185 seaman of the United States Merchant Marine
and the 529 seaman of the United States Army Transport Service
who lost their lives during World War II

Dedication Marker:
The East Coast Memorial was dedicated
by
President John F. Kennedy
to commemorate those servicemen lost in
the western waters of the Atlantic Ocean
during World War II.

The bronze eagle by Albino Manca
places a wreath on a cresting wave
symbolizing the watery graves of more
than 4600 war dead whose names are
inscribed on the granite pylons.
.
Dedicated 23 May 1963
Restored 11 December 2001

The American Battle Monuments Commission

 
Erected
East Coast Memorial Marker </b>(north side) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2009
2. East Coast Memorial Marker (north side)
1963 by The American Battle Monuments Commission.
 
Location. 40° 42.129′ N, 74° 0.968′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from State Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Memorial is located in Battery Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Immigrants (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manning Castle Clinton’s 28 guns (about 500 feet away); Fort George (about 500 feet away); This Ancient Cannon (about 500 feet away); Castle Clinton (about 500 feet away); Castle Clinton National Monument (about 500 feet away); History of the Battery Wall (about 600 feet away); Battery Wall Discovery (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Additional keywords. Gehron and Seltzer, architects. Battle of the Atlantic.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World II
 
East Coast Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2009
3. East Coast Memorial
Closeup of Eagle image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2009
4. Closeup of Eagle
Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2009
5. Dedication Marker
Marker in Battery Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2009
6. Marker in Battery Park
The dedication marker is located behind the eagle statue in Battery Park.
Memorial Tablets image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2009
7. Memorial Tablets
These granite pylons, located in front of the eagle statue of the East Coast Memorial, contain the names of over 4,600 men who lost their lives in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II.
Memorial Tablets image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2009
8. Memorial Tablets
Eight tablets like these are part of the East Coast Memorial.
East Coast Memorial: the eagle statue and eight pylon tablets with the names of those lost in WWII image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 27, 2010
9. East Coast Memorial: the eagle statue and eight pylon tablets with the names of those lost in WWII
- looking north from the waterfront.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,427 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   9. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement