Honoring Our Veterans On Long Island
Honoring Long Island Veterans
Long Island has a long military history from the revolutionary war till present day. There are various monuments both big and small across the Island which mark the lives of those who served and those who were lost in battle. Scroll below to find a list of memorial sites which are open to the public; some commemorating specific lives or events while others honoring the various wars that America and Long Island citizens have taken part in.
You may find various monuments and memorials on the American Legion Website. You can also photograph and post ones which have not be identified in their database as well.
Events on LI - Memorial Day
Lucky To Live Here Realty- we have created a special image available to be printed, colored and placed in your home to honors those who have served.
At 12:00 PM on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, to honor our fallen servicemembers, the Town of Huntington has coordinated an event with the Long Island Sunrisers Drum & Bugle Corps, whose members will play Taps at the following locations throughout the Town. Members of the public must social distance at Town beaches and wear a mask or face covering when not distancing six (6) feet or more.
- Huntington Town Hall, Veterans Plaza, 100 Main Street, Huntington
- Centerport Beach, Little Neck Road, Centerport
- Crab Meadow Beach, Waterside Avenue, Northport
- Hobart Beach, Birmingham Drive, Eaton's Neck
- Quentin Sammis West Neck Beach, West Neck Road, Lloyd Harbor
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Nassau County to change the ways we honor our nation’s fallen heroes on Memorial Day. Since parades and flag placements at military cemeteries have been canceled, Nassau’s residents must have a way to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and to recognize our men and women who continue to put their lives on the line every day in service to our great nation. Print out the poster we have provided below, featuring Poppy flowers and our American Flag, and tape it proudly in the upper right corner of your front door. This is a simple way to honor those men and women of our armed forces that we have lost, and show our patriotism and unity this Memorial Day.
Monuments & Memorial Parks
Nathan Hale Monument- Revolutionary War- Huntington- Nathan Hale volunteered to gather intelligence on the British forces in New York. He began his mission on the shores of Huntington Bay. He was later captured and hanged.
Southold Civil War Monument- Civil War- Southold- The Southold Civil War Monument was erected to honor the memory of soldiers from Southold who fought for the Union, the monument stands at the intersection of Main Street and Tuckers Lane. It was erected through the efforts of the Ladies Monumental Union in 1887.
Astoria Park WW1 Memorial- World War 1- Astoria, Queens- The classical memorial was created in 1926 and commemorates the estimated 8.5 million total soldiers killed in the war, paying special tribute to Long Island’s own.
Korean War Memorial- Korean War- Huntington- Located next to the Soliders and Sailors Memorial building off Main Street in Huntington stands the approx 8ft x 9ft monument which remembers those in the "Forgotten War"
Suffolk County Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Park- Vietnam War- Farmingville- Situated on top of Bald Hill, one of the highest points on Long Island, this monument was constructed under the guidance of the Suffolk County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee in 1991. The monument, a sharply sloping pyramid, painted boldly in the colors of our nation's flag, acknowledges the service and sacrifice of all Vietnam Veterans. Photo included @kevstein227
Armed Forces Plaza- Various Wars- Hauppauge- The Armed Forces Plaza consists of a series of monuments, each dedicated to specific war. Some of the monuments are inscribed with the battles fought during each war, while others list the names of those killed in battle or missing in action.
Eisenhower Park Veterans Memorial- Various Wars- East Meadow- Explore Eisenhower Park’s 930 acres of scenery and visit a few important monuments on the way. The Veterans Memorial and Wall of Honor celebrates veterans who’ve served in various branches of the armed forces. Separate memorials honor prisoners of war, Korean War and World War II veterans and Purple Heart and Medal of Honor recipients.
Veterans Plaza- Various Wars- Huntington- Visit this memorial nestled among a grove of Kwanzan cherry trees on the Huntington Village Green in front of Town Hall to see the names of those who served in the Huntington community.
Wall of Wars Memorial- Various Wars- Northport- located in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Garden Courtyard at Northport VA Medical Center is a large scale monument in memory of all of America's service men and women.
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