The Roll of Honor

In early 1943, a group of Citizens erected a Roll of Honor listing all then serving in World War Two. This Roll of Honor was located adjacent to the main entrance of the Haverstraw High School. The Haverstraw Fire Department organized a fund raiser in early 1942 in support of a community effort to erect the Roll. Jack DeNoyelles donated over 9000 brick, the Knights doing most of the masonry work. For many years, Lib Mulligan painted the names of those serving and the school district maintained the Roll of Honor.

That Liberty Shall Not Perish From The Earth

Weeping willow trees were planted each year on Arbor Day in memory of those who passed. Those willow trees, in line behind it, were along the tracks of the Erie right of way.

They Died So That We May Live

In time, the Roll of Honor began to show signs of wear and tear and was dismantled in the 1970’s. Later, the citizens of the Haverstraw Community erected a Memorial and then Plaque in the Clock Park at the corner of New Main Street and Maple Avenue.

We Will Never Forget