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The Great Kills Veterans Memorial

 
 
The Great Kills Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 12, 2013
1. The Great Kills Veterans Memorial
Inscription.  
Dedicated to the men and women who served their country with honor
 
Erected 2001.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 40° 33.059′ N, 74° 9.1′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Memorial is at the intersection of Nelson Avenue and Brower Court, on the left when traveling west on Nelson Avenue. It is adjacent to the Great Kills Staten Island Railroad station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Nelson Ave, Staten Island NY 10308, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans of All Wars (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rezeau-Van Pelt Family Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Historic Richmondtown (approx. 1.4 miles away); Roald Amundsen Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Three Sisters Garden (approx. 1˝ miles away); Christopher House (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Treasure House (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
 
Regarding The Great Kills Veterans Memorial.
NYCP&R marker at the Great Kills Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 12, 2013
2. NYCP&R marker at the Great Kills Veterans Memorial
“The Great Kills Veterans Memorial is located outside the Great Kills Staten Island Railway Station. Since 2001, the statue has served as the commencement point for the Great Kills Memorial Day Parade. It consists of five slabs, each 8 feet high and weighing 2 tons, representing the branches of the United States armed forces. The field of paving stones the monument rests on measures 9 feet by 11 feet — a tribute to the victims of 9/11.”
- SIBOR blog

There is no listing in the NYCP&R website for this monument.
 
Also see . . .  “Patriotism reigns at Great Kills Memorial Day Parade”. Staten Island Advance article, May 14, 2011. (Submitted on October 3, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Ancillary plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 12, 2013
3. Ancillary plaque.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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