The World War II Memorial is located next to the New York State Museum and honors those who served our country during World War II. Curved granite copings encircle the right half of a pool and are inscribed with dates, places and battles.
A stainless steel eagle serves as the focal point of the memorial at the center of the pool.
This memorial was created to symbolize an environment of unrest and agitation, as those were feelings evoked during the war. The walkway around the pool, however, is surrounded by a hedge in the shape of a laurel wreath, symbolizing heroism, grief and triumph of the war.
This memorial honors the 1.7 million New Yorkers who served our country in WWII, ensuring that their bravery will never be forgotten.
For more information on the Empire State Plaza Memorials, please contact the OGS Plaza Visitor Office at (518) 474-2418.