The New York State Vietnam Memorial commemorates the military service of NYS residents who served our country between 1961 and 1975 in Southeast Asia. The memorial was the first such state effort in the nation, dedicated in 1984.
The New York State Purple Heart Memorial, located on Madison Avenue, honors New Yorkers who have been awarded the Purple Heart, the oldest military decoration in the world currently in use.
The New York State Korean War Veterans Memorial is located in the Empire State Plaza’s Memorial Park along Madison Avenue. The memorial honors the 482,000 New Yorkers who served our nation during the Korean War.
The New York State Women Veterans Memorial honors women in the military over the past 200 years. Dedicated in 1998, it serves as an educational item to inform the public of the role women have played in the armed forces.
The World War II Memorial is located next to the New York State Museum and honors those who served our country during World War II. Curved granite copings encircle the right half of a pool and are inscribed with dates, places and battles.
The life-size bronze cast of George Washington in Albany’s Empire State Plaza was unveiled in West Capitol Park in 1932. This memorial is a reproduction of the famous marble original by French master artist, Jean-Antoine Houdon.