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Soldier's & Sailor's memorial

The Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Monument commemorates Union Army soldiers and sailors who served in the American Civil War. It is located at 89th Street and Riverside Drive in Riverside Park on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It was dedicated on Memorial Day, 1902.

The white marble monument was designed after a public competition by architects Charles and Arthur Stoughton. The ornamental features were carved by Paul E. Duboy (1857–1907) who also was the architect of The Ansonia, an apartment building also on the Upper West Side. The New York Landmark Commission designated the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument a landmark in 2001.

Today New York, one of the nation's original 13 states celebrates it's war heros and veterans from the Revolutionary war to Iraq. Brave New Yorker's served our country in Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Viet Nam, Gulf War and Iraq.

We honor and remember them all and their families today.

Veteran's Day Parade


11/11/2012, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm
Fifth Avenue, from 26th Street to 56th Street, Manhattan


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Lisa Von Domek
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Good morning Mitchell,

Lovely photo and history post on this Veteran's Day!

November 11, 2012 06:48 AM
Mitchell J Hall
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC
The Corcoran Group

Good morning Lisa, Thank you. Happy Veteran's Day!

November 11, 2012 06:52 AM
Edward & Celia Maddox
We Take The High Road
Solutions Real Estate

Probably a little know memorial. Thanks for bring to our attention.  Happy Vertera's Day

November 11, 2012 06:55 AM
Sheila Anderson
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
Referral Group Incorporated

Good morning Mitchell. Nicely done, my friend. I don't think I have ever visited this memorial, but after your description and picture, I want to.

November 11, 2012 07:06 AM
Cheryl Eskridge
ABR, CRS, GRI, PMN, Broker, Licensed in WI & TX
Eskridge Real Estate

A wonderful picture of history in NY that I have never seen in my travels. Next time I am in the Big Apple this monument will be on my list. Oh so much to see in NY. Don't forget the families who are left as well.  Happy Veterans Day.

November 11, 2012 07:10 AM
Sharon Parisi
Dallas Homes
Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty

Mitchell, I found your post about the NYC Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Monument interesting and will visit the Memorial on my next triip to NYC.

November 11, 2012 07:13 AM
Mitchell J Hall
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC
The Corcoran Group

Edward and Ceila, Good morning. The more famous memorial "Grant's Tomb" is located in the same park a little further north.

Sheila, When you visit give me a call, it is located two blocks from my home in my favorite park.

Cheryl, Thank you Yes we honor the families of veterans and heros too.(i just added their families) I think of my dad today. He passed away last summer. He was a proud World War II veteran.

Sharon, Thank you. It is really nice. Right behind the memorial are steps that take you down through the park to the Hudson river. It's a hidden treasure.

November 11, 2012 07:25 AM
Patricia Kennedy
For Your Home in the Capital
Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.

Mitch, I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  Have a great week!

November 11, 2012 08:43 AM
René Fabre
New Media Marketing
First American Title

Hi Mitch... Nice post. That's a cool monument. Thanks for the history, sometimes it's easy to wash it all together and think of it like an old movie, when New Yorker's were actually there! Enjoy the day.

November 11, 2012 09:23 AM
Dale Terry

Kudos to you Mitchell, and thank you to all the veterans out there



November 11, 2012 09:39 AM
John Pusa
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
Sellstate Pacific Realty

Mitchell - Happy Veterans Day to you and all members of Armed Forces. I like the historical monument.

November 11, 2012 10:15 AM
Gretchen & Mel Ahrens

What a lovely photo to commemorate Veteran's Day. Such a stately, elegant memorial. Thanks for sharing it with us!


November 11, 2012 03:23 PM
Janis Borgueta
LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115


I was not in Manhattan to see the parade, but i would imagine that it was well attended with the great weather. It is such a great tradition in NYC... Thanks for sharing the info on this monument. 

November 11, 2012 04:40 PM
Cindy Jones
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
Integrity Real Estate Group

Mitchell a striking memorial.  I'll have to put this on a list of places to see when I get back to NYC.

November 11, 2012 04:46 PM
Hannah Williams
Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
Re/Max Eastern inc.


Great photo I love NYC and your blog posts

your friend in Philly


November 11, 2012 05:45 PM
Karen Anne Stone
Fort Worth Real Estate
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County

Mitchell, what a great photo of a great monument.  Somehow we much all keep in mind that we must honor our Veterans not only at times like Veterans Day, but during the entire year.  They can be so easily forgotten and overlooked at other times.  Any time of the year... if you seen anyone you recognize as a Veteran... they should be thanked.

November 11, 2012 06:21 PM
Steve Hoffacker
New Home Sales Trainer/Coach, Sales Books Author
Hoffacker Associates LLC


Thanks for shocasing this monument today. I'm sure you'd like a little sun too. :)


November 11, 2012 06:37 PM
Ron & Alexandra Seigel
Luxury Real Estate Marketing


Thanks for sharing the story of Veteran's Day with us.  It is important to remain conscious of our history. A

November 11, 2012 07:22 PM
DeeDee Riley
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA


Thanks so much for sharing the Soldiers and Sailors Monument with us.

Looks like you might have had a little rain on your parade but hopefully not enough to stop it!

November 12, 2012 11:29 PM
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