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left-pagerright-pagerGroup Photo around the Clinton War Memorial in New York City
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left-pagerright-pagerIn Flanders Fields Memorial attended by veterans from five wars
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left-pagerright-pagerListening to the "Last Post", a symbolic final farewell
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left-pagerright-pagerProclamation by the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York
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left-pagerright-pagerReading of the famous "In Flanders Fields" poem bt Lt. Col. John McCrae

Annual In Flanders Fields Memorial 2011

05/28/11

On Memorial Day weekend, Flanders House commemorated all war victims and in particular those American and Canadian soldiers who fought "In Flanders Fields." 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. A wreath was placed at the foot of the Clinton War Memorial, which is a statue of a WWI soldier with the poem "In Flanders Fields" inscribed in its foot. At the same time "The Last Post" was played as a symbolic final farewell. The memorial ended with the reading of the beautiful "In Flanders Fields" poem by Lt. Col. John McCrae. We also received a Proclamation from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg proclaiming May 28th “In Flanders Fields Memorial Day” in the City of New York.