East Coast Memorial

East Coast Memorial (HMJGG)

Location: New York, NY 10004 New York County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 42.129', W 74° 0.968'

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WWII Battle Monument

Base of Memorial centerpiece, front:
1941 * * * * 1945
Erected by the United States of America
in proud and grateful remembrance
of her sons
who gave their lives in her service
and who sleep in the American coastal waters
of the Atlantic Ocean.
Into thy hands, O Lord

Base of Memorial centerpiece, reverse:
1941 * * * * 1945
In addition to the 4,597 American servicemen honored here
who lost their lives in her service and
who sleep in the American coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean
The United States of America
honors the 6,185 seaman of the United States Merchant Marine
and the 529 seaman of the United States Army Transport Service
who lost their lives during World War II

Dedication Marker:
The East Coast Memorial was dedicated
by
President John F. Kennedy
to commemorate those servicemen lost in
the western waters of the Atlantic Ocean
during World War II.
·
The bronze eagle by Albino Manca
places a wreath on a cresting wave
symbolizing the watery graves of more
than 4600 war dead whose names are
inscribed on the granite pylons.
.
Dedicated 23 May 1963
Restored 11 December 2001

The American Battle Monuments Commission
Details
HM NumberHMJGG
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Tags
Year Placed1963
Placed ByThe American Battle Monuments Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 6:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583116 N 4506159
Decimal Degrees40.70215000, -74.01613333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.129', W 74° 0.968'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 7.74" N, 74° 0' 58.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)212, 917, 646, 516, 347,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000 Battery Park Underpass, New York NY 10004, US
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