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
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Presented to the County of the Bronx by the Grand Street Boys Post No. 1026 of the American Legion
Nov. 11, 1940


3 Comments

  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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