NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A Memorial Tribute to the New Rochelle residents who made the Supreme Sacrifice while in active duty will be on display in the Lumen Winter Gallery of the New Rochelle Public Library from November 8 – November 14, 2017. Although the library will be closed on Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11, the Gallery will be open so that the exhibit may be viewed from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon, in conjunction with Veteran’s Day ceremonies scheduled for Memorial Plaza.
In memory of the New Rochelle residents who gave their lives in active duty while serving in in the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the War in Afghanistan, the exhibit includes the names of all the heroes and many of their photographs. The exhibit has been assembled by Eugene Longhi, American Legion Post #8 Historian, working in conjunction with Barbara Davis, City Historian, and NRPL staff and volunteers. The exhibit panels were designed by Jesse Sanchez, and have been made possible by a grant from the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library.