Patch explores village memorials dedicated to loved ones.
week Patch continues to look at outdoor memorials at six sites in the Central section, totaling 34 memorials
to approximately 1,350 loved ones.Veterans
- Spearheaded by village resident and veteran Cyril Smith, the
memorials were gathered into one central space. They have become the new focus
for Memorial Day Parade ceremonies. There are nine memorials for approximately
1,320 people, most with the large Roll of Honor for 1,300 people in the front
of the flag pole.
explains the Veterans Memorial: "Dedication- The Village of Garden City
takes great pride in the service its veterans have provided to the nation and
the ultimate sacrifice of those honored here. Since the Civil War, the proud
history of this village includes a rich heritage of military bases where
soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen lived and trained. Many spent their last
days and nights in America on Garden City soil. Some never returned. We also
honor these adopted sons and daughters.- Civil War- Camp Winfield Scott-
Spanish American War- Camp Black- World War I- Camp Mills and Hazelhurst Field-
World War II- Mitchel Field and Roosevelt Field- The Marine Corps Base at
Garden City- May 31, 2011."Hubbell's
at the Garden City Railroad Station: One memorial sits in the middle -
“Alexander Turney Stewart- Founder of Garden City- 1969.”Garden City
: There are seven memorials for 10 people - Arthur Beneventi,
Anne Barnes Foxen, Bob Foxen, Dorothy and Lawrence Hofmann, Bruce Thompson McKay,
Betty, Stephanie and Catherine Parente, Donna Ellen Varvaro and the Welcoming
Club memorials.Park on Sixth
Street and Hilton Avenue
: The park contains six memorials to seven people and
the 125th anniversary of the founding of Garden City - Maeve Donovan
Bambery, Frank S. Kochle, Stephan Kochle, Jr., Frank R. Krug, Michael J.
Tenaglia and Ella Burry Wells.Garden City Medical
at 520 Franklin Avenue- One memorial bench for Dr. and Mrs. Herbert C.
Fett, "In Loving Memory" from the Fett family, located on Fifth
Church and School
: This area has seven memorials to eight people: "Mary E.
Bennett, Laura E. Krug, Laura Jean Krug Falabella, Charles J. Miller, Mary Rita
and Bill O'Brien, Tomoko Russell and Mary Lou Fuerst Walter. The memorial
to Mary Lou Walter is one of the most impressive in town, with a sculpture of
Mary holding a cross atop a brick pedestal. In the warm months it is surrounded
by flowers and an arbor.Garden City
: There is one memorial bench in memory of Walter M. Jaworski.
"1915-2005- In loving memory of Dad and Poppy- You are in our hearts
forever. We miss you. Love, the Coll Family."
In addition to
the permanent outdoor memorials, there are two semi-permanent ones that are on
the border of the Estates and Central section. One is on South Avenue
University's property and Garden City Middle School. It is a memorial to Garden
City student Jackie Vincent. There is a bench and a heart-shaped garden with
the initials "JRV" spelled out in stone blocks. She was electrocuted
in 2007 as she tried to take a shortcut on the railroad tracks.
, just south of Vincent's, is a semi-permanent memorial cross to Patrick
J. Ryan, a Garden City High School Class of 1993 student who passed away in a
car accident while trying to help with the annual Turkey Trot race.
week Patch will feature memorials in the Eastern section of Garden City. Do you have a special outdoor memorial in town for a
loved one? Do you know someone who has been memorialized? Let us know in the
comments section below.
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