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Published on Aug 27, 2012
Conducted by the The Society of Old Brooklynites this was an absolutely lovely event in Fort Green Park in Brooklyn
The Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene Park, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, is a memorial to the more than 11,500 prisoners of war who died in captivity aboard eleven prison ships. The remains of a small fraction of those who died on the ships are interned in a crypt beneath its base. The ships included the HMS Jersey, the Scorpion, the Hope, the Falmouth, the Stromboli, Hunter, and others. The Society of Old Brooklynites founded in 1880, when Brooklyn was an independent city and the third largest in the USA. Every year --since 1908! -- they hold a summertime Memorial Tribute and commemoration of the anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn.