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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
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Good morning Mitchell,

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

Nov 10, 2012 10:48 PM #1
Mitchell J Hall
The Corcoran Group - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

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

Nov 10, 2012 10:52 PM #2
Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ

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

Nov 10, 2012 10:55 PM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

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.

Nov 10, 2012 11:06 PM #4
Cheryl Eskridge
Eskridge Real Estate - Eagle River, WI
ABR, CRS, GRI, PMN, Broker, Licensed in WI & TX

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.

Nov 10, 2012 11:10 PM #5
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

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.

Nov 10, 2012 11:13 PM #6
Mitchell J Hall
The Corcoran Group - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

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.

Nov 10, 2012 11:25 PM #7
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

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

Nov 11, 2012 12:43 AM #8
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

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.

Nov 11, 2012 01:23 AM #9
Dale Terry
Yadkinville, NC

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



Nov 11, 2012 01:39 AM #10
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

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

Nov 11, 2012 02:15 AM #11
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

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


Nov 11, 2012 07:23 AM #12
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson


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. 

Nov 11, 2012 08:40 AM #13
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

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

Nov 11, 2012 08:46 AM #14
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818


Great photo I love NYC and your blog posts

your friend in Philly


Nov 11, 2012 09:45 AM #15
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

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.

Nov 11, 2012 10:21 AM #16
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


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


Nov 11, 2012 10:37 AM #17
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


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

Nov 11, 2012 11:22 AM #18
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas


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!

Nov 12, 2012 03:29 PM #19
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