Day 155

Saratoga Park War Memorial

June 2nd, 2012

The years have not been kind to this monument honoring area residents who died in World War I, nor to the man who created it. Its two bronze plaques bearing the names of the fallen soldiers were stolen in 1970, and then, in 2000, a couple of thieves made off with the half-ton statue that stood at the center of the memorial. Police later found parts of the statue, which had been cut into hundreds of pieces, in two different Brooklyn scrap yards.


  1. Gigi says:

    This is sad ..

  2. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    How disgusting and disturbing this is. How desperate does one have to be to strip a war memorial?

  3. Just goes to show how the various casualties of war continue to suffer even many years later.

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