Annual In Flanders Fields Memorial 2012
On the occasion of Memorial Day, Flanders House honored and remembered all those who fought "In Flanders Fields" during World War I. This commemoration was held at the Clinton War Memorial on the South-East corner of De Witt Clinton Park, located at 11th Avenue and 52nd Street in Manhattan. Wreaths were placed at the foot of the Clinton War Memorial, which is a statue of a WWI doughboy with the poem "In Flanders Fields" inscribed in its foot. The ceremony continued with the reading of this beautiful poem written by Lt. Col. John McCrae by one of his descendants. The memorial was concluded with the sounding of the "Last Post" and "Taps" as a symbolic final farewell to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Flanders House is also the proud recipient of a Proclamation from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg proclaiming May 25th “Flanders House Memorial Day” in the City of New York, which was presented to the Representative of the Government of Flanders by Hon. Terrance Holliday, NYC Commissioner for Veterans' Affairs.
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