This year in honor of Memorial Day, I decided to use a few photographs that I took of the statues of the 7th Regiment New York, that stands on Fifth Avenue at Central Park around 67th Street. I shot these with my mobile device as I headed to a show in the park and felt they came out nice enough to use in this fashion. Let’s forever remain thankful for the sacrifices that men and women such as these have done for our freedom.
According to the Wiki entry for the 7th Regiment New York, “The 107th Infantry Memorial is dedicated to the men who served in the 107th New York Infantry Regiment, originally Seventh Regiment of New York, during World War I. The memorial depicts seven men; the one to the far right carrying two Mills bombs, while supporting the wounded soldier next to him. To his right another infantryman rushes towards the enemy positions, while the helmet less squad leader and another soldier are approaching the enemy with bayonets fixed. To the far left, one soldier is holding a mortally wounded soldier, keeping him on his feet. The bronze memorial was donated by 7th–107th Memorial Committee, and was designed and sculpted by Karl Illava, who served in the 107th IR as a sergeant in WWI. The monument was first conceived about 1920, was made in 1926–1927 and was placed in the park and unveiled in 1927, near the perimeter wall at Fifth Avenue and 67th Street”.
This is an amazing visual and one I encourage visitors to our city or even its residents here now go to check out. There are tons of visuals such as this in our metropolis and they await your attention and documenting about them as well. Get on it.
You can read more HERE.