Syracuse to Re-dedicate Nearly Forgotten WWI Monument on 100th Anniv. of Battle

Jul 13, 2018

A sculpture of a WWI soldier stands tall in Billings Park, near the former Central High School.
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A nearly forgotten WWI monument on the southern edge of Downtown Syracuse will be rededicated Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of the regiment and battle it commemorates.  WAER News met Curator of History at the Onondaga Historical Association Bob Searing at the monument in Billings park bound by S. Warren, E. Adams, and S. Salina Streets.  

The soldier is depicted standing on the "Rock of the Marne."
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

A rededication ceremony will be held Sunday from noon to 3:00, with the official program from 12:30 to 1:30.  It’ll feature a formal military call to assembly, posting of the Guard, Invocation and Benediction, in addition to several speakers, including writer Sean Kirst.  A 100th anniversary commemorative plaque will also be installed on the monument.