Memorial Day at Four Freedoms Park

This past Monday, May 26, we held a Memorial Day commemoration at the Park to remember the men and women who have died while serving this nation. 

The ceremony consisted of a seven-piece NYPD pipe band, including a drum major, 4 bagpipers, and 2 drummers, who heralded the start of the ceremony. A wreath was laid at President Roosevelt's portrait-head, and a moment of silence was observed. The NYPD pipe band closed the ceremony with a performance. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day!

Below are a few photos from yesterday's ceremony.

NYPD Pipes and drums herald the start of the ceremony. 

NYPD Pipes and drums herald the start of the ceremony. 

The Memorial Day wreath of roses, carnations, hydrangea and irises was placed at President Roosevelt's portrait-head.

The Memorial Day wreath of roses, carnations, hydrangea and irises was placed at President Roosevelt's portrait-head.

New York Council Member Ben Kallos and Dennis Rodriquez, Four Freedoms Park Ranger and veteran, took part in the ceremony. 

New York Council Member Ben Kallos and Dennis Rodriquez, Four Freedoms Park Ranger and veteran, took part in the ceremony.