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To Our Heroes

 
 
To Our Heroes Marker (west view) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
1. To Our Heroes Marker (west view)
Inscription.
An eternal light, an inspiration and a promise of enduring peace. This star was lighted November XXI, MCMXXIII.

In memory of those who have made the supreme sacrifice for the triumph of the free peoples of the world.

To Our Heroes
Tis the Star Spangled Banner, oh long may it wave, oer the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Erected to commemorate the first homecoming of the victorious Army and Navy of these United States, officially received by the City of New York on this site Anno Domini MCMXVIII.
 
Erected 1923.
 
Location. 40° 44.523′ N, 73° 59.324′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and 5th Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is located on the east side of Madison Square Park. 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. Eternal Light Flagstaff (here, next to this marker); William H. Seward (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General William Jenkins Worth (within shouting distance of this marker); General Worth Square
To Our Heroes Marker (north view) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
2. To Our Heroes Marker (north view)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Fifth Avenue Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Avenue Centennial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); David Glasgow Farragut (about 400 feet away); Flatiron Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Eternal Light Flagstaff. New York City Department of Parks & Recreation website. (Submitted on April 3, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
To Our Heroes Marker (east view) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
3. To Our Heroes Marker (east view)
To Our Heroes Marker (south view) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
4. To Our Heroes Marker (south view)
Marker in Madison Square Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
5. Marker in Madison Square Park
The monument consists of a granite pedestal and bronze cap at the base of a tall flagstaff, as seen in this photo.
Eternal Light Flagstaff image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
6. Eternal Light Flagstaff
This monument was dedicated on November 11, 1923 (Armistice Day at that time). It is the focal point of the annual Veterans Day parade in New York City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 3, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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