New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Beneath this East River Drive of the City of New York lie stones, bricks and rubble from the bombed city of Bristol in England… brought here in ballast from overseas, these fragments that once were homes shall testify while men love freedom to the resolution and fortitude of the people of Britain, they saw their homes struck down without warning… it was not their walls but their valor that kept them free……
And broad-based under all
Is planted England’s oaken-hearted mood,
As rich in fortitude
As e’er went worldward from the island-wall.
Erected by the English-speaking Union of the United States
Erected 1942 by The English-speaking Union of the United States.
Location. 40° 44.245′ N, 73° 58.391′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Touch for map. The marker is on a plaza within the building grounds overlooking the river. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10010, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. E34th Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Rose Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Famous Czech Composer (approx. Rutherford Place (approx. 0.6 miles away); Antonin Dvořák plaque and statue (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rutherford Medical (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chester Alan Arthur (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pvt. Moses Miller (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.