This resource contains information about important national and local veterans memorials. While the list is not inclusive, it is designed to inform the community about memorials they may choose to visit with their families. Most are open daily throughout the year and visitors of all ages are always welcome
The VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL OF GREATER ROCHESTER is located on South Avenue between Elmwood and Highland Avenues. Dedicated as a memorial to area Vietnam veterans this site contains bollards with the names of local service personnel killed in Vietnam. The memorial also includes a resource area that demonstrates details of the war in Vietnam.
White Haven Memorial Park has a special memorial dedicated to service personnel killed during the KOREAN WAR. This monument, located in Section R, is a large boulder with the name of each veteran killed during this war carved into it. Flags fly daily at this memorial in honor of all those who have served.
The Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester is the home for the ROCHESTER VETERANS MEMORIAL honoring all Monroe County servicemen and women who have served in wars over the past two centuries.
On Memorial Day Weekend 2004 the WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL was dedicated in Washington, DC to honor the millions of American men and woman who served from 1941 to 1945. Our funeral home was active in helping to raise awareness and funding for this memorial in concert with the National Funeral Directors Association and a host of corporations and dedicated veterans and veterans organizations.
Other special memorials in the Washington, DC, area include Arlington National Cemetery, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and others too numerous to mention.
Many area cemeteries have special sections where veterans are buried. Also grave markers indicate veteran burials dating as far back as the American Revolution and Civil War in some cemeteries. The Monroe County Historical Society may be able to give guidance and information.
We strongly encourage the community to visit veteran memorials both at home and during their travels. Your attendance at the annual MEMORIAL DAY PARADE held in downtown Rochester is another meaningful way to honor our living and deceased veterans...and to support those brave servicemen and women serving our nation throughout the world each day.