East Coast Memorial United States

Location
New York, United States
Missing in Action
4,611

Contact Us

East Coast Memorial New York City, New York
United States

ABMC Headquarters
2300 Clarendon Blvd.
Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: 703-696-6900

Visiting Hours

The East Coast Memorial is located within Battery Park in New York City.

Overview

The World War II East Coast Memorial is located in Battery Park, New York City. This memorial commemorates those soldiers, sailors, marines, coast guardsmen, merchant marines and airmen who met their deaths in the service of their country in the western waters of the Atlantic Ocean during World War II. Its axis is oriented on the Statue of Liberty. On each side of the axis are four gray granite pylons upon which are inscribed the name, rank, organization and state of each of the 4,611 missing in the waters of the Atlantic.

 

History

On June 25, 1942 Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower assumed command of the European Theater of Operations U.S. Army. His experience in war planning...
To commemorate Memorial Day, ABMC is releasing “Memorial Day 2017: The Cost of Freedom.” This short film features three family members who...
On Tuesday, May 16 at 1 p.m. eastern the American Battle Monuments Commission hosted its first Facebook live chat.
In the event of a government shutdown, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) will not be affected. In September 2016, Congress...