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  • Entrepreneurs Established Holiday Traditions

    For many Americans, the fondest holiday memories are linked to giving gifts, looking at beautiful decorations and waiting in line for a turn to sit with Santa Claus.  During the holiday season and throughout the year, visitors to The Woodlawn Cemetery stop to see the memorials and mausoleums of some of America’s most famous department …
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  • Sounds of the Season

    Everywhere you go during the month of December, holiday music plays in the background.  These catchy tunes provide the backdrop and memories that go with family, fun and festive spirits.  Did you know many of the best loved Christmas songs were written and performed by someone memorialized at Woodlawn? “White Christmas“ – Irving Berlin wrote …
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  • Visiting Our Veterans

    Monuments That Commemorate Their Service   Thousands of Veterans are memorialized at The Woodlawn Cemetery, many with traditional military markers, others decorated with symbols that illustrate pride of service, love of country, and willingness to make the supreme sacrifice for the cause of freedom.  There are over 6,500 men and women who served in the …
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  • Connections To Our Veterans

    Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, Madison Square Park, NYC As you wander around your neighborhood, our city, and even across the country, you’ll find parks, streets, and other public spaces that honor those who served in our nation’s armed forces. The dedication and sacrifice of many service men and women memorialized at Woodlawn are often acknowledged …
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  • The Song Of History – Italian Heritage and New York

    For many people, New York is indelibly associated with Italian heritage in America. The five boroughs of New York are home to vibrant Italian communities that continue to contribute an energetic artistic and entrepreneurial energy to New York. Leaders in the worlds of sports, politics, and the Arts and Entertainment, Italian New Yorkers continue to …
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  • Tex Rickard -New York’s King of Hockey

    George Lewis “Tex” Rickard (1870-1929) was a towering figure in the sports history of New York. Generous, affable, and honest, Rickard left things better wherever he went, eventually gifting New York with the great hockey dynasty of the New York Rangers. Rickard grew up in the Texas towns of Sherman and Cambridge, working cattle on his …
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  • The Italian Influence at The Woodlawn Cemetery

    “The Outcast”, A.Piccirilli   Woodlawn is known for the beautiful sculptures and unique works of art. Peace, love, sorrow, and hope are what these delicate figures symbolize, many of them inspired by classic statues found in Europe.  Among the most photographed is the Gerould Memorial, a replica of the famous Monteverde Angel in Staglieno, Cemetery.  …
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  • Herman Melville and the Great Writers Of Woodlawn

    September 28th is the anniversary of the death of the immortal Herman Melville (1819-1891). Melville is the author of classics such as paired South Seas narratives Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847) and the immortal classic Moby-Dick (1850). While perhaps Woodlawn’s most notable author, Melville is certainly not Woodlawn’s only one. Woodlawn Cemetery has provided memorial …
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  • Dreaming of Cooperstown

    The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY held its first Induction Ceremony in 1939. The hall honors the outstanding participants of Major League Baseball, and preserves the history, artifacts, and life stories of the great figures of the great American sport of baseball. The Hall includes exhibits and displays related to the lives of …
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  • Hispanic History At Woodlawn – 4 Important People

    Woodlawn Cemetery has a rich Hispanic heritage and we take great pride in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which starts in September and runs through October 15th.  First established by Representative Edward Roybal and proclaimed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the great contributions made by Hispanic Americans from all walks of …
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