Greenlawn War Memorial Restored and Updated Unveiling Set for Memorial Day
A combined effort by the Town of Huntington, American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244, Greenlawn Fire District and Greenlawn Fire Department has resulted in the refurbishment of the Greenlawn Monument. A special thanks to Art Stone for the restoration and the Greenlawn Civic Association for their support in this effort. The monument, now located in Greenlawn Memorial Park, was originally dedicated as a memorial to those Greenlawn residents who fought in World War I. Rededicated in 1960 as a monument to “All Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice,” the landmark has been in its present location since 1996 at the corner of Pulaski Road and Broadway, Greenlawn, New York.
“At last year’s Veterans’ Day ceremony, the Greenlawn American Legion Post 1244 and the Greenlawn Fire Department Park Stewards approached me with their idea of restoring and enhancing the veterans monument in Greenlawn Memorial Park,” stated Councilman Mark Cuthbertson. “It was my honor and privilege in assisting the A.L. Post 1244 in this important endeavor. I would like to commend Dennis Madden, Commander of Post 1244 and Bill Irving of the Greenlawn Fire Department for their dedication and commitment to our nation’s veterans and community,” added Cuthbertson.
The original World War I Plaque and the 1960 dedication plaque have been refinished to their original condition. In addition four smaller plaques have been added to the sides of the monument, commemorating those who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the current Global War on Terror. A beautiful new eagle will replace the monument’s existing eagle.
A few days prior to the monument’s unveiling, a Purple Heart medal will be sealed into the base of the monument in honor of all those who were killed or wounded in all of America’s conflicts. In addition, a National Defense Ribbon will be included in honor of all who have worn our country’s uniform.
The refurbished monument will be unveiled after the Memorial Day Parade on Monday morning, May 29, 2017 just prior to the annual Memorial Day Ceremony.
The ceremony will begin shortly after the conclusion of the Greenlawn Memorial Day Parade at Greenlawn Memorial Park, at the corner of Pulaski Rd. and Broadway. The parade begins at 9 am at East Maple Rd. and Broadway in Greenlawn. Ceremony will follow at the conclusion of the parade. All members of the public are cordially invited to attend.