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Scarsdale American Legion Post 52 Memorial Garden


  1. Memorial Garden and Monuments
The Memorial Garden concept was conceived by members of the Scarsdale American Legion Post 52 and implemented through a partnership with the Village of Scarsdale. This site offers an unique, healing design with a winding path that enables the visitor to reflect in a peaceful setting. Private enclaves shelter individual, handcrafted monuments depicting each American war experience, including the first 9/11 monument in New York State. 

The Memorial Garden serves to forever commemorate America's fallen heroes and serve as a reminder for the sacrifices made for freedom. The Garden, located by the Village of Scarsdale Pool Complex on Mamaroneck Road, which is the same road used by George Washington's troops during the Revolutionary War, is open to the public and supports the American Legion's commitment to keeping the memory of our Nation's heroes alive.

Through a cooperative agreement with Scarsdale American Legion Post 52, the Village of Scarsdale maintains the Garden as a Living Memorial to the memory of the honored dead of Scarsdale, NY, who fought and died in the service of their country, as well as to the memory of the deceased members of Scarsdale American Legion Post 52 who also served in the Great Wars.
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Enduring Freedom Monument

The Enduring Freedom monument is the first 9/11 monument in New York State.

The Enduring Freedom monument was under design when the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 occurred. The Scarsdale American Legion Memorial Committee immediately refocused the design effort, having sought community input for recognizing the 110 Westchester residents who lost their lives in the attacks. As we now know, a total of 2,996 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks. At the World Trade Center, 2,763 died after the two airliners slammed into the Twin Towers. That figure includes 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers who were struggling to complete an evacuation of the buildings and save the office workers trapped on higher floors. At the Pentagon, 189 people were killed, including 64 on American Airlines Flight 77, when the airliner that struck the building. On Flight 93, 44 people died when the airliner crash-landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The dedication on May 5, 2002 of the Scarsdale American Legion Memorial Garden included special focus on the Enduring Freedom monument.

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