On a recent trip to Long Island, New York, we stopped at Pinelawn cemetery. The cemetery is very large and offers many serene gardens and many monuments to visit.
In the Garden of Peace at Pinelawn Cemetery (aka Long Island National). 2013
The monument to Thomas Jefferson which is in a garden in the Pinelawn Cemetery (aka Long Island National) in New York, 2013.
Portrait shot of the Nomandie Pax Peace statue in the Garden of Peace at Pinelawn Cemetery (aka Long Island National) in New York, 2013.
The plaque which states the history of the Nomandie disaster and statue in the Nomandie Garden at Pinelawn Cemetery, Long Island, New York, 2013. The plaque reads : This statue, “the bearer of peace”, once adorned the interior of the great French Liner Normandie. She had been the symbol of achievment in French culture, art, engineering and industry. As a messenger of goodwill and brotherhood she had called at ports around the world to be hailed and admired. Her tragic end came suddenly when at her pier in the hudson River on February the 9th, 1942, she was destroyed be fire. The statue survived the disaster and found a new home in this park where she will be an inspiring reminder of the ideals which the Normandie embodied and stood for. To her memory this garden is dedicated.