Help Us Rebuild the Brooklyn War Memorial!

The Brooklyn War Memorial has been closed for 25 years. Built as a tribute to the more than 300,000 Brooklynites who served in the war and especially to the more than 11,000 who died serving overseas.

Without proper maintenance and funding, the closed memorial has fallen into disrepair. It needs new stone work, new roof, new electric, new plumbing, new glass, insulation and most important a ramp,  handicapped accessible bathrooms and an elevator.

The Cadman Park Conservancy has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for Phase One of the Memorial’s restoration.  You can help us bring this important memorial back to it’s intended glory by donating to our GoFundMe campaign at this link.


Phase One of the restoration includes upgrading the bathrooms – making them handicapped accessible and installing an elevator. The cost of Phase One is estimated to be $1.5 million.

The long term goal is to create a self-sustaining community center/veterans outreach and training center.

The Cadman Park Conservancy is dedicated to restoring the Brooklyn Memorial and to working with the NYC Parks to care for the surrounding grounds.

In November 2014 we held our first Veterans Day event outside the memorial. We said a prayer for those who gave their lives. We laid a wreath at the door. Jack and Roy Vanasco, two Brooklyn WWII veterans attended.

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On Memorial Day 2015 we held the first ever Brooklyn War Memorial Honors and recognized the borough’s living WWII veterans.

Become a part of this important project by donating today.

Donate to Our GoFundMe Page

NY Post Article about the closed Brooklyn War Memorial