The Memorial Day Commemoration at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park was held on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day. Wreaths were presented at the portal of the Monument to honor the fallen soldiers. The Monument was created in homage to those who served and gave their lives to preserve the Union during the Civil War.
The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Association (SSMA) is dedicated to preserving the Monument and to honor all those who have fallen while serving in the United States armed forces. Krauter & Company’s Managing Director, Peter Galasinao, is President of SSMA. Cmdr. Galasinao, USN (ret.) presented a wreath with Honorable Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, on behalf of The City of New York. Guest speakers included Honorable Eric T. Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General, Honorable Gale A. Brewer, Borough President of Manhattan and Rear Admiral Linda L. Fagan, Commander, First Coast Guard District.
Pictures of the Memorial: