Memorial Gore on Armistice Day

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Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, community members honor WWI veterans at Memorial Gore on Armistice Day. (center back row) Michael Rochford (Exec. Dir. St. Nicks Alliance); (far right – l to r) Assemblyman Joe Lentol and Isaiah Segarra (Eagle Scout from Troop #26); Inset: Guido and Tish Cianciotta, Friends of Memorial Gore

Honoring America’s WWI Centennial

On the border of Williamsburg and Bushwick, Memorial Gore, a WWI memorial, stands.  Community members came to this monument on Armistice/Veterans Day to honor those Americans who entered this war to end all wars 100 years ago.

“The men and women who serve our country often don’t get shown a veteran’s due respect. That’s why Veterans Day and Memorial Day are so important, so they can be remembered,” said Assemblyman Joseph Lentol.

A memorial wreath from Father Giorgio Post #689 was presented at the Georgian marble monument, in front of the carved message: This memorial records the patriotism and devotion of the men of the 13th Assembly District who served the United States in World War I.  On the monument’s other side is a carved list of their names.

Among those in attendance were representatives of: the Friends of Memorial Gore, Girl Scouts of America troops #2996, and #2966, Boy Scouts of America troops#26 and #996, and St. Nicks Alliance.

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Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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