Saturday, July 8, 2017

New York XIII

You may recall that I recently found an old buddy from 'Nam and that I went a spent a few days with him. We visited a number of memorials in his area and eventually we found our way back to his hometown.

As we drove by a park in the town, he commented that it had been the site of the towns Vietnam memorial for quite some time and that the town had his name on it as KIA. He joked that he  had to drive past the damn thing every day!

Well, the town built a new memorial on the lawn of the Town Hall and this time they got it right.

The flags you see covering the lawn each have a of a vet attached to them and they may be purchased as a fund raiser for the town.

Huntington is small enough that they are able to list the names of all that served, so my buddy's name is listed correctly on this one.

Adjacent to the wall there is one of the very few memorials I have seen  dedicated solely to women who served.

Surrounding a small planting area are individual plaques like the one above to individual wars.

The memorial may be found at t e Huntington Veterans Plaza on the lawn of the Town Hall in Huntington, New York, on Long Island.

Next time, on the 14th, we will revisit Oregon, so join me there at 9:00am.

To see additional memorials from New York, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

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