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Coast Guard Memorial Battery Park

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"This monumental sculpture in Battery Park depicts an interracial three-figure group - two service members supporting a wounded comrade - symbolizing the dedication and sacrifice of the Coast Guard during wartime. Established in 1915, the Coast Guard combines the legacy of the United States Revenue Cutter Service and Life Saving Service. From coastal safety to environmental protection, their broad seaboard duties protect our nation's waters and enforce navigation rules. The remarkable Coast Guard Memorial was crafted by sculptor Norman Millet Thomas, a combat veteran. His inspiration came from a rescue he witnessed during the Luzon beachhead in the Philippines. Funded by contributions from service members, this powerful artwork was unveiled on Memorial Day, May 30, 1955. In 2021, the monument found a new home in a beautifully landscaped triangular plaza, adjacent to the Coast Guard building - a fitting tribute to their ongoing service."

Battery Park
Manhattan, NY 10004
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