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 enlisted in service and those who made the supreme sacrifice. The monument was conceived by the Woodlawn Heights Taxpayers and Community Association (WHTCA), a civic association that works to serve the needs of the North Bronx neighborhood.
WHTCA hosts an annual Memorial Day Service at the Woodlawn Heights War Memorial to honor the extraordinary service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives on behalf of this country. Attended by veterans, servicemembers, and members of our Woodlawn community, it is a beautiful tribute involving the reading of the honor roll, patriotic songs, and the laying of wreaths in remembrance of our fallen heroes. At this year’s service on Tuesday, May 30, Woodlawn had the honor to pay our respects to those who gave everything for our freedom. Community leaders, including Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, showed their support for this vital community event, ensuring this tradition continues for years to come.
Woodlawn salutes those who embody the highest expectations of our democracy. The military virtues of honor, courage, and willingness to sacrifice have always inspired soldiers and civilians alike. Veterans are the backbone of Woodlawn. It is truly a privilege to serve a community that always remembers our heroes.