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James Madison High School

james_madison3787 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11229

James Madison (1751-1836) was a founding father of the United States and the fourth American president. He was advocate for strong federal government and known for drafting U.S. Constitution and United States Bill Of Rights. James Madison High School is a learning institution that embodies his philosophy: “Education is the true foundation of civil liberty”.I am very proud to attend that high school. This is an excellent high school that has been improving through the years. The faculty is very supportive of their students. The school offers many elective honor classes, which aid in transferring to good colleges. I attended this high school and only have good memories, especially with my U.S. history teachers.

Holocaust Memorial Park

Holocaust Memorial, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn

Holocaust Memorial, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn






This memorial was established in 1986 by the City and Mayor Koch to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. The memorial stays right in the middle of a little park by the water with adjacent communities such as Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Sheepshead Bay. After the World War II, large Jewish population escaped the Nazi regimes and immigrated to these areas of Brooklyn. On remembrance day of the Holocaust,  local rabbis lead the service in prayer and discuss the importance of remembering the struggles of Jewish people. Their prayers represent the victory over the evil fascist who took so many lives. On the second picture with the stones, every single stone has a name or names of very important people who risked their lives for the lives of others during war. Some stones have a brief history on the number of killed people or how and where they were killed. Holocaust will never be forgotten.