The brave men and women who have fought in American conflicts throughout the centuries are honored in many places around New York City. Stunning sculptures, plazas, and patriotic monuments commemorate their service. Check out 10 war memorials in NYC dedicated to veterans, soldiers, and service members that you can visit now!
1. The Korean War Veterans Memorial
At 10am on July 27th, a sundial in The Battery, also known as The Korean War Veterans Memorial, will pay tribute to the veterans of the Korean War. Designed by Welsh artist, Mac Adams, it commemorates the official ceasefire declared at that exact time and date in 1953.
The 15-foot obelisk of black granite, which sits slightly north-west of Fritz Koenig’s tribute to 9/11, “Sphere,” contains a cutout in the shape of a Korean War soldier, lit up by the sun and offering views of both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. When the sun shines straight down the center of “The Universal Soldier,” the piece is filled and the plaque located at the foot of the statue is illuminated.
New York City also commemorates the “forgotten war” with two more memorials in NYC: the Korean War Veterans Plaza at Cadman Plaza in Downtown Brooklyn and the Korean War Veterans Parkway in Staten Island (re-named in 1997 from Richmond Parkway).