The price of freedom is high.
Here are seven top memorial sites in NYC where you can honor American war heroes any day of the year, including on September 11.
These NYC war memorials are FREE to visit and reflect on the true cost of freedom and independence.
World War Two Memorial, Battery Park
This outdoor memorial is a series of tall marble slabs embedded with the name, rank and serial number of the thousands of New York City men and women who gave their lives in WWII.
Open daily, the same hours as Battery Park.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Financial District
This plaza a few blocks from Wall St. is an eclectic mix of news dispatches and the letters of US military, etched onto slabs of greenish glass.
Located at the end of Coenties Slip, between Water and South Streets, near the South Street Seaport.
Brooklyn War Memorial, Cadman Plaza
The official name is WWII Memorial in Cadman Plaza. It is Brooklyn’s only borough-wide monument honoring the 327,000 American men and women from Brooklyn who served in uniform in World War II.
Grant’s Tomb, Upper West Side
Although not technically a war memorial, Grant’s Tomb honors the Civil War general and US President, who moved to NYC with his wife after leaving the White House.
Yes, Ulysees S. Grant is buried in Grant’s Tomb, alongside wife Julia Dent Grant, in twin marble sarcofagi, and the small museum includes historic documents and otehr artifacts.
Grant’s Tomb is part of the National Park System
Soldiers & Sailors’ Memorial, Upper West Side
This soaring white marble monument in Riverside Park commemorates the Civil War dead.
Located at Riverside Drive and 89th Street.
- Did you know that more than 5,000 Civil War soldiers and other war supporters are buried in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery?
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
This grand arch also commemorates those who served in the Civil War, and also reminds many of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The arch sits on one of the most important intersections in Brooklyn.
Note that the 9/11 Memorial Site is closed most of the day today, for the annual remembrance ceremony.
Although not technically a war memorial, but this is the spot where “they” declared war on us that horrible day when the World Trade Center twin towers were destroyed by madmen, and changed our world forever.
#NeverForget the price of freedom.
We publish this article three times a year – on Memorial Day, Veterans Day and 9/11