Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano in conjunction with the United Veterans Organization and Nassau County Veterans Service Agency present the Wall of Remembrance.
East Meadow, NY - September 7th, 2013 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano in conjunction with the United Veterans Organization and Nassau County Veterans Service Agency present the Wall of Remembrance, to be displayed in Eisenhower Park, parking field 8 from Sunday, September 8th through Thursday, September 12th, marking the first time the memorial will be displayed in New York. The United Veterans Organization of Nassau County will be holding an opening ceremony on Sunday, September 8th at 4:00 p.m.
The Wall of Remembrance is a one of a kind traveling memorial that pays tribute to all those lost on September 11th, 2001, as well as the fallen heroes and veterans who answered the call to defend our freedom over the past 30 years in the Global War on Terrorism. The Wall of Remembrance stands 94 feet long by 6 feet high and is made up of 31 panels. Currently, there are almost 11,000 names on the wall. The full color time line goes from 1983 to the present day.
“I am honored to present the Wall of Remembrance here in Eisenhower Park to pay tribute to the veterans and all of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation’s freedom and ensuring our safety in the Global War on Terror,” said County Executive Mangano.
About Eisenhower Park
Eisenhower Park is located in East Meadow, with entrances on Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue. As one of the largest public spaces in the New York metropolitan area, Eisenhower Park offers a full range of athletic and family activities, including one of the finest swimming facilities in the U.S., three world-class golf courses, dozens of athletic fields and courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, fitness trails and more. In addition, the Park includes beautiful Memorials to the Nation’s veterans, as well as to the Nassau County Firefighters and County residents who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. For further information, contact the Parks Public Information Office at: (516) 572-0200 or visit the Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museums website at:www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.