Why Are NYC War Memorials Sitting Stashed Away In Battery Park?

Feb 07, 2015 666

Historic sculptures and war memorials meant to honor the people and events that helped shape our city sit languishing, stashed away behind a fence at one of the city's busiest parks. A 1909 sculpture of Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, the discoverer of New York Harbor, now looks like it's seen better days.

The Coast Guard Memorial, honoring those who served during World War II, now sits in a disintegrating crate. The once-proud families of the Veteran Wireless Operators, who went down with their ships, may be saddened to see what their monument looks like now.

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Source: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/

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