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  • Woodlawn Honors Veterans in the Community at 97th Annual Memorial Day Service at Woodlawn Heights War Memorial

    Dedicated on July 4, 1925, the Woodlawn Heights War Memorial was erected in honor of those who valiantly served our country in the First World War.  The Stony Creek granite monument, located at East 238th Street and Oneida Avenue, depicts a pedestal topped with a ball and eagle.  The bronze plaques list the names of those …
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  • Flags for Every Hero: Flagging Tradition at Woodlawn

    Observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service to our country.  Originally known as Decoration Day, the idea took root during the American Civil War when citizens placed flowers on the graves of those who had been killed in battle.  After the First World …
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  • Honoring Veterans at Woodlawn

      Visitors to Woodlawn Cemetery will find thousands of our nation’s bravest individuals buried and commemorated here. We are proud to provide high-quality burial and cremation to veterans and their families in the Bronx and beyond. This is our way of thanking these men and women for their incredible sacrifices. We are proud to honor …
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