Day 392

An overlooked memorial

January 25th, 2013

I've passed by this intersection more than a dozen times in my life, but never before have I noticed this odd little monument sitting outside the Bronx County Courthouse. The plaque reads:

Keystone from an arch of the old bridge at Chateau Thierry
Gloriously and successfully defended by American troops
Presented to the County of the Bronx by the Grand Street Boys Post No. 1026 of the American Legion
Nov. 11, 1940


  1. Alvina Hart says:

    My grandfather Harry M. Walsh (1891-1945) from St. Paul Minnesota fought in this battle, for the US forces. Thanks for the photo and remembrance.

  2. James Fleury says:

    My grandfather Abraham Fleury form Marquette MI fought and was wounded in this battle. Next trip to NYC I will make a visit to this site will be a priority. Thank you.

  3. As American Export Director of Champagne Pannier of Chateau Thierry, I will
    Visit this site next week. Glad to be able to pay my respects.

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