Wyandanch Veterans Memorial
A. Grey · W. Houston · K. Hurley · E. Johnson · H.L. Johnson, Sr. · W. Powell · C. Pugh · G. Williams · La. F. Hardiman · A. Graham · R. Johnson · W. Speight · R. Thomas · W. Speight · R. Thomas · Fred Washington · Henry Washington · Herman Washington · C. White · A. Wilson · W. Bennett · J.R. Smith · J. Houston · B. McClean
Location. 40° 45.165′ N, 73° 21.684′ W. Marker is in Wyandanch, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Straight Path and South 16th Street, on the right when traveling south on Straight Path. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wyandanch NY 11798, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delano Stewart (approx. ¼ mile away); Jacob Conklin (approx. 1.2 miles away); North Babylon Veteran's Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Deer Park Avenue Elementary School (approx. 2.9 miles away); World War II (approx. 3 miles away); SUNY Farmingdale (approx. 3½ miles away); Suffolk County (approx. 4 miles away); Abigail E. Leonard (approx. 4.1 miles away).
More about this marker. There are a few odd things that make this veterans memorial different from most such memorials. The most glaring difference is that this memorial makes no mention of which war(s?) these people are veterans. That this is a veterans memorial is inferred from its location in the "George Sims Veteran's Plaza" (and there are not other memorials present). What is also odd is the landscaping - the bushes were planted such that one does not see the memorial when facing it head on. And the wording itself is unusual - "In Memorial" is much less commonly seen in the database than "In Memoriam". And lastly, the names listed on the memorial make one wonder why the three Washington men had their first names spelled out, but others did not. Presumably it is because two of them had names starting with the same letter, but that raises the question as to why all the other veterans' first names were not used, as would have been customary.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.