New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
East Coast Memorial
WWII Battle Monument
Erected by the United States of America
in proud and grateful remembrance
of her sons
who gave their lives in her service
and who sleep in the American coastal waters
of the Atlantic Ocean.
Into thy hands, O Lord
Base of Memorial centerpiece, reverse:
In addition to the 4,597 American servicemen honored here
who lost their lives in her service and
who sleep in the American coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean
The United States of America
honors the 6,185 seaman of the United States Merchant Marine
and the 529 seaman of the United States Army Transport Service
who lost their lives during World War II
President John F. Kennedy
to commemorate those servicemen lost in
the western waters of the Atlantic Ocean
during World War II.
The bronze eagle by Albino Manca
places a wreath on a cresting wave
symbolizing the watery graves of more
than 4600 war dead whose names are
inscribed on the granite pylons.
Dedicated 23 May 1963
Restored 11 December 2001
The American Battle Monuments Commission
Location. 40° 42.129′ N, 74° 0.968′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from State Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Memorial is located in Battery Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Immigrants (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Manila Bay (about 400 feet away); Manning Castle Clinton’s 28 guns (about 500 feet away); Fort George (about 500 feet away); This Ancient Cannon (about 500 feet away); Castle Clinton (about 500 feet away); Castle Clinton National Monument (about 500 feet away); Wireless Operators Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . The Battery: East Coast Memorial. The official Parks Department description of the memorial. (Submitted on December 12, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Additional keywords. Gehron and Seltzer, architects. Battle of the Atlantic.
Categories. • Military • War, World II •
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