Located along Victory Boulevard, Louis Street, and Howard Avenue in the Grymes Hill neighborhood of Staten Island, Hero Park honors the 144 Staten Island soldiers who died in World War 1. In the center of the park rests a large boulder nicknamed Sugar Loaf Rock, the plaque is engraved with the names of the deceased Staten Island servicemen. Currently, a dedicatory plaque reads, “This Hero Park and Memorial is Lovingly Dedicated to the Memory of the Splendid Sons of Staten Island who so Nobly Gave their Lives in the World War, 1917-1918.” The three-acre park is also decorated with 144 evergreen trees, each serving as an individual memorial to the fallen Staten Islanders.
Learn more about Hero Park’s history, here.
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