Day 764

Anzio Beachhead memorial

February 1st, 2014

This monument (close-up) honors the American and Allied troops who fought in WWII's Operation Shingle. It appears to be the same memorial that was unveiled in 2006 on a city pier when the USS Anzio was in port. The veteran who spent years finding funding for this monument wanted to have it installed in Battery Park; perhaps he was unable to get approval and instead found a willing recipient here at Snug Harbor, where it was dedicated once again in 2010. A near-identical memorial was also dedicated at a Staten Island Boy Scout camp in 2007.

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