8. Brooklyn War Memorial

Brooklyn War Memorial in NYC

In addition to the Korean War Veterans Plaza, Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza is home to The Brooklyn War Memorial, which was dedicated on November 12, 1951, in honor of the 327,000 service members of Brooklyn who served during World War II. The memorial was installed as an “outgrowth” of Parks Commissioner Robert Moses‘ plan to erect one consolidated WWII memorial for each borough.

Dedicated six years after the war, the Brooklyn War Memorial consists of a granite and limestone building with 11,500 engraved names and two relief figures. The reliefs depict a male warrior and a female with a child; together, they stand as symbols of victory and family.