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Brooklyn War Memorial

photo lady wall

1) located in Cadman Plaza in Downtown Brooklyn

2) who? dedicated to the more than 300,000 “heroic men and women of the borough of Brooklyn” who served in World War II.  displayed are approximately 11,500 names of Brooklyn service members who died during the war.

3) This memorial wall is very large and by just looking at it has a meaning in itself. if you look at the right of the statue there is a lady holding a child which symbolizes victory and family and the left which is a male depicts a male warrior.

Senator Robert Francis Kennedy Memorial

photo jfk

1) This monument is located in front of the NYS Supreme Court building Downtown Brooklyn on Court Street

2) Who? Attorney General, U.S. Senator, and Presidential candidate Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968).  why? Kennedy mounted a successful campaign for the United States Senate in 1964. After speaking out against the escalating war in Vietnam, Robert Kennedy ran for president in 1968. He was assassinated June 6, 1968 while campaigning in Los Angeles. The sculpture was relocated and placed in a picturesque floral surrounding as a result of renovations to Columbus Park, completed in 1994.

3) I like the fact that they honored him


Prison Ship Martyrs Monument

photo fort

1) This photo was taken at Fort Greene Park located downtown Brooklyn bet Myrtle and DeKalb Aves

2) This Prison Ship Martyrs monument marks the site of a crypt for more than 11,500 men and women prisoners of war , known as the prison ship Martyrs who dies in captivity aboard sixteen British prison ships during the American Revolutionary War. They were buried in a tomb near the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

3) Interesting, growing up passing this monument everyday as kids we thought it was a spooky monument to look at especially at night, now knowing what it stand for