Annual Armistice Honoring

A tradition started in 2017 when The Concerned Citizens of Withers Street brought an idea to St. Nicks Alliance that an Armistice Day celebration could be held at the neighborhood World War I memorial: Memorial Gore.  Since November 11, 2017 a gathering at this site has happened at 11 a.m., except for in 2020. 

Boy and Girl Scout troops place a wreath at the monument, Divine Mercy parish provides a blessing, local leaders recall history.  The Armistice Day in 2018 marked the centennial to the end of WWI.

This year Boy Scouts of America Troop #996, Girl Scouts of the USA Troops #2966 and #2996, and NYS Assembly Member Emily Gallagher were among those present.  This event is also made possible with the support of NYC Parks and NYC Transit.

Author: The Greenline

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