East Meadow in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Military Medical Personnel Memorial
nurses, medic's, corpsman and
hospital aid's who came to the aid
and comfort of so many. Many owe
our limbs to you. Many owe our
lives to you.
We all owe our lives to you
God Bless You
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
Location. 40° 44.045′ N, 73° 34.657′ W. Marker is in East Meadow, New York, in Nassau County. Memorial can be reached from Park Boulevard north of County Route 24. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Meadow NY 11554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chosin Reservoir Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Marine Corps Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Medals of Honor Recipients Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Silent Service (a few steps from this marker); Still on Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker); War Dogs Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of the Bulge Veterans Memorial 77th Infantry Division Reserve Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Meadow.
More about this memorial. The marker is mounted to a low retaining wall on the east side of the Veterans Memorial Tower in Memorial Plaza in Eisenhower Park.
Also see . . . Medical Corps (United States Army) (Wikipedia). Both the Army Medical Department and the Medical Corps trace their origins to 27 July 1775, when the Continental Congress established the first Army Hospital to be headed by a "Director General and Chief Physician". The language of the Congressional resolution spoke of “an Hospital” which in those days meant a hospital system or medical department. Among the accomplishments of Army surgeons during the years of the Revolution was completion (in 1778, at Lititz, Pennsylvania) of the first pharmacopoeia printed in America. In 1789, the Department of the Hospital was disbanded and a system of "Regimental Surgeons" was established in its place. (Submitted on July 29, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 29, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.