Rosedale in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rosedale Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Location. 40° 39.905′ N, 73° 44.101′ W. Marker is in Rosedale, New York, in Queens County. Marker is on Francis Lewis Blvd. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24514 Francis Lewis Blvd, Rosedale NY 11422, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rosedale Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Laurelton Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); U.S. Post Office Veterans Memorial (approx. 2½ miles away); Sergeant Colyer Square (approx. 3.8 miles away); Jamaica Estates - A Residential Park (approx. 4.1 miles away); Jamaica Estates New York World War II Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); Prospect Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Prospect Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away).
1. Rosedale Vietnam Veterans Memorial @Cornucopia Plaza
This monument was built in 1968 and dedicated on Memorial Day 1968. On it are all the names of enlisted men, whom were Rosedale residents at the time of enlistment. In 2008, we added a forgotten soldier who was killed in action: Corporal Walter Rosolie. This monument has been vandalized over the years but has always been repaired and restored by the good people of Rosedale, Queens.
The current caretakers are the volunteers of the Cornucopia Society. The monument is not only meant to honor those Rosedale residents that served, but all those who served the United States during the Vietnam War. The Cornucopia Society considers this a great honor to maintain and clean the surrounding park area around this monument as a public service.
The monument is believed to be the second monument to honor Vietnam Vets in the United States snd the first one in New York to honor them. God Bless America!
— Submitted September 19, 2010, by Frederick J. Kress of Rosedale, Queens, Queens NY.
Categories. • 20th Century • Military • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Vietnam •
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