Rebuild the Brooklyn War Memorial

$7,370 of $1.5M goal

Raised by 85 people in 14 months
Cadman Park Conservancy
for Cadman Park Conservancy
  BROOKLYN, NY

The Brooklyn War Memorial has been closed for 25 years. Built as a tribute to the more than 300,000 Brooklynites who served in the war and especially
to the more than 11,000 who died serving overseas.

Without proper maintenance and funding, the closed memorial has fallen into disrepair. It needs new stone work, new roof, new electric, new plumbing, new glass, insulation and most important a ramp,  handicapped accessible bathrooms and an elevator.

Phase One of the restoration includes upgrading the bathrooms - making them handicapped accessible and installing an elevator. The cost of Phase One is estimated to be $1.5 million. 

The long term goal is to create a self-sustaining community center/veterans outreach and training center.

The Cadman Park Conservancy is dedicated to restoring the Brooklyn Memorial and to working with the NYC Parks to care for the surrounding grounds. 

On May 25, 2015, we held the first "Brooklyn War Memorial Honors," to commorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War, and thank our Veterans for their Courage, Valour, and Sacrifice.


Pix11 "Push Underway to Reopen Brooklyn War Memorial"

NY Post Article about the closed Brooklyn War Memorial


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Al Naclerio
14 months ago
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My father was a pow in WWII. My good friend, Col Milton Norman ,was one, as well. I had uncles that served. For them and everyone else from the so aptly named Greatest Generation, we owe it to them to support the renovation of this memorial.

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Mary Filomena
9 days ago
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This is DISGRACEFUL! Every New York politician should be ashamed of themselves, especially ERIC ADAMS and the ALL Brooklyn Borough Presidents that came before him whom did NOTHING to help. This needs to be a Federal Memorial and not have to be funded AGAIN by the community. We already donated to get this memorial built, YES COMMUNITY DONATIONS BUILT THIS MEMORIAL! My Uncle and the other Brave soldiers who gave their lives DESERVE MORE! I am embarrassed to say I am from Brooklyn if GO FUND ME is the GO TO PLACE for POLITICIANS!

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Mary Filomena
6 days ago

I left out the Cadman Park Conservancy, THEY HAVE A LOT OF NERVE, THIS MEMORIAL WAS LEFT TO YOUR CARE and you have FAILED MISERABLY. WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO IF NOT HERE FOR THE PAST 25 YEARS-YOU NEED TO DO MORE!!! This needs to be a Federal Memorial because you are part of the problem, this memorial should not have to be funded AGAIN by the community. We already donated to get this memorial built, YES COMMUNITY DONATIONS BUILT THIS MEMORIAL! My Uncle and the other Brave soldiers who gave their lives DESERVE MORE! I am embarrassed to say I am from Brooklyn if GO FUND ME is the GO TO PLACE for THE CADMAN PARK CONSERVANCY AND POLITICIANS! YOU SHOULD ALL BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES!!!

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$7,370 of $1.5M goal

Raised by 85 people in 14 months
Created May 12, 2015
Cadman Park Conservancy  
  Memorials   BROOKLYN, NY
All funds raised go directly to:
Cadman Park Conservancy
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  Brooklyn, NY
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$10
Anonymous
1 month ago (Monthly Donation)
JR
$50
JUDY RICCA
1 month ago

IN MEMORY AND HONOR OF MY DAD, JOHN DASKAS, AND MY 5 ERWIN UNCLES, BORN IN BROOKLYN AND SERVED IN WWII. BLESS THEM ALL!!!

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LH
$50
Lisa Hogan
2 months ago

In honor of my uncle, Sgt Mickey Ciaburri, who was KIA during the Battle of Luzon. His name is on the wall.

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SR
$25
Susan Raboy
2 months ago
$10
Anonymous
2 months ago (Monthly Donation)
IA
$50
Irene Alterbaum
2 months ago

Thank you Toba, for your passion and dedication to this project. You are a man of great heart!

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RG
$50
Roger Germinder
2 months ago

Thank you.

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MS
$100
michael skouras
2 months ago

Great work Toba!

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MS
$2,500
Michael Sheptin
2 months ago
1
1

Never was so much owed by so many to so few. Churchill said it best. Thank you to the veteran's and the team dedicated to honoring these heroes

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JH
$25
Jonathan Hoenig
2 months ago
1
1
Al Naclerio
14 months ago
2
2

My father was a pow in WWII. My good friend, Col Milton Norman ,was one, as well. I had uncles that served. For them and everyone else from the so aptly named Greatest Generation, we owe it to them to support the renovation of this memorial.

+ Read More
Mary Filomena
9 days ago
1
1

This is DISGRACEFUL! Every New York politician should be ashamed of themselves, especially ERIC ADAMS and the ALL Brooklyn Borough Presidents that came before him whom did NOTHING to help. This needs to be a Federal Memorial and not have to be funded AGAIN by the community. We already donated to get this memorial built, YES COMMUNITY DONATIONS BUILT THIS MEMORIAL! My Uncle and the other Brave soldiers who gave their lives DESERVE MORE! I am embarrassed to say I am from Brooklyn if GO FUND ME is the GO TO PLACE for POLITICIANS!

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Mary Filomena
6 days ago

I left out the Cadman Park Conservancy, THEY HAVE A LOT OF NERVE, THIS MEMORIAL WAS LEFT TO YOUR CARE and you have FAILED MISERABLY. WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO IF NOT HERE FOR THE PAST 25 YEARS-YOU NEED TO DO MORE!!! This needs to be a Federal Memorial because you are part of the problem, this memorial should not have to be funded AGAIN by the community. We already donated to get this memorial built, YES COMMUNITY DONATIONS BUILT THIS MEMORIAL! My Uncle and the other Brave soldiers who gave their lives DESERVE MORE! I am embarrassed to say I am from Brooklyn if GO FUND ME is the GO TO PLACE for THE CADMAN PARK CONSERVANCY AND POLITICIANS! YOU SHOULD ALL BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES!!!

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