The DeWitt Clinton Park doughboy

This statue of a pensive infantryman was dedicated in 1929. It’s a memorial to the young men in the neighborhood, Hell’s Kitchen, who lost their lives in World War I. 

Check out the verse inscribed on the base of the statue—the last three lines from In Flanders Fields, the solemn war poem written by Canadian John McCrae, a surgeon at Ypres. 

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One Response to “The DeWitt Clinton Park doughboy”

  1. The Doughboys of New York City « Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] another doughboy statue in DeWitt Clinton Park in the West 50s. The haunting final lines of the great war poem In Flanders Fields are inscribed […]

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