Battle Cross

January 13, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

The Ulster County War Memorial, located in front of the Ulster County Office Building in uptown Kingston, pays testament to the 1,307 Ulster County citizens that have lost their lives defending our country. In the center of the monument stands a time-honored military sculpture known as the Battle Cross, consisting of a soldier’s combat boots, their bayonet and inverted weapon stuck in the ground, dog tags hanging off the weapon and helmet resting on top of the stock of the weapon. It is meant to show honor and respect to the fallen at a battle site. Surrounding the Battle Cross are five 7-foot-high polished black granite slabs that are engraved with the names of those soldiers who have been lost. The slabs are positioned in the shape of a pentagon, representing the five branches of the military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. The memorial was dedicated in 2015.

 

“This monument stands in eternal and heartfelt remembrance of those brave American soldiers from Ulster County who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our great nation.” – Ulster County Executive Michael P. Hein.

 

The Ulster County War Memorial, located in front of the Ulster County Office Building in uptown Kingston, pays testament to the 1,306 Ulster County citizens that have lost their lives defending our coSoldiersUlster County War Memorial, Stockade District, Kingston, Ulster County

The Ulster County War Memorial, located in front of the Ulster County Office Building in uptown Kingston, pays testament to the 1,307 Ulster County citizens that have lost their lives defending our country. In the center of the monument stands a time honored military sculpture known as the Battle Cross, consisting of a soldier’s combat boots, their bayonet and inverted weapon stuck in the ground, dog tags hanging off the weapon and helmet resting on top of the stock of the weapon. It is meant to show honor and respect at the battle site. Surrounding the Battle Cross are five 7-foot high polished black granite slabs that are engraved with the names of those soldiers who have been lost. The slabs are positioned in the shape of a pentagon, representing the five branches of the military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. The memorial was dedicated in 2015.

 

The Ulster County War Memorial, located in front of the Ulster County Office Building in uptown Kingston, pays testament to the 1,306 Ulster County citizens that have lost their lives defending our coBattle CrossUlster County War Memorial, Stockade District, Kingston, Ulster County

The Ulster County War Memorial, located in front of the Ulster County Office Building in uptown Kingston, pays testament to the 1,307 Ulster County citizens that have lost their lives defending our country. In the center of the monument stands a time honored military sculpture known as the Battle Cross, consisting of a soldier’s combat boots, their bayonet and inverted weapon stuck in the ground, dog tags hanging off the weapon and helmet resting on top of the stock of the weapon. It is meant to show honor and respect at the battle site. Surrounding the Battle Cross are five 7-foot high polished black granite slabs that are engraved with the names of those soldiers who have been lost. The slabs are positioned in the shape of a pentagon, representing the five branches of the military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. The memorial was dedicated in 2015.

 

The Ulster County War Memorial, located in front of the Ulster County Office Building in uptown Kingston, pays testament to the 1,306 Ulster County citizens that have lost their lives defending our coIn RemembranceUlster County War Memorial, Stockade District, Kingston, Ulster County

The Ulster County War Memorial, located in front of the Ulster County Office Building in uptown Kingston, pays testament to the 1,307 Ulster County citizens that have lost their lives defending our country. In the center of the monument stands a time honored military sculpture known as the Battle Cross, consisting of a soldier’s combat boots, their bayonet and inverted weapon stuck in the ground, dog tags hanging off the weapon and helmet resting on top of the stock of the weapon. It is meant to show honor and respect at the battle site. Surrounding the Battle Cross are five 7-foot high polished black granite slabs that are engraved with the names of those soldiers who have been lost. The slabs are positioned in the shape of a pentagon, representing the five branches of the military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. The memorial was dedicated in 2015.

“This monument stands in eternal and heartfelt remembrance of those brave American soldiers from Ulster County who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our great nation.” – County Executive Michael P. Hein.


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