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Speechless Sunday | Veteran's Day 2012 | NYC

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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Comment balloon 19 commentsMitchell J Hall • November 11 2012 06:45AM


Good morning Mitchell,

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

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 7 years ago

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

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (Compass) almost 7 years ago

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

Posted by Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD (The Celtic Connection Realty) almost 7 years ago

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.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 7 years ago

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.

Posted by Cheryl Eskridge, ABR, CRS, GRI, PMN, Broker, Licensed in WI & TX (Eskridge Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

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.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) almost 7 years ago

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.

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (Compass) almost 7 years ago

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

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

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.

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) almost 7 years ago

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



Posted by Dale Terry almost 7 years ago

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

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) almost 7 years ago

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


Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) almost 7 years ago


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. 

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) almost 7 years ago

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

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 7 years ago


Great photo I love NYC and your blog posts

your friend in Philly


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 7 years ago

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.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 7 years ago


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


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) almost 7 years ago


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

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 7 years ago


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!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 7 years ago