Restored WWI Memorial Statue to be Rededicated at Brooklyn Church

On Sunday, May 29th, immediately following 10:00am Mass, St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Carroll Gardens will unveil and rededicate a restored World War I memorial statue. The historic statue was run over in December when a car jumped the curb outside the church rectory and crashed. Click here for crash video.

Erected more than 90 years ago, the statue was dedicated to local men, living within St. Mary’s parish, who gave their lives serving in the First World War. The statue’s inscription reads, “Sacred to the Memory of St. Mary’s Boys who died in the World War.”

While preparing for the statue’s rededication, St. Mary Star of the Sea parishioner and retired NYPD officer Richard Conte was inspired to learn more about the local men who died for their country a hundred years ago.  He discovered the names of 25 men from the parish area who gave their lives in service. Church leaders will share information on all of those men and provide pictures of some during Sunday’s service.

The Church is located at 467 Court Street, Brooklyn 11231. Following 10:00am Mass, the service will begin at approximately 10:40am. To the hymn “America the Beautiful,” the church’s pastor, Father Christopher Cashman, will lead a procession from the church to the front of the rectory. After the unveiling, Father Chris will bless and rededicate the statue. The ceremony will close with the playing of Taps.

“We rededicate our statue to all those who died from our Parish serving their country in World War I,” Father Chris said.  “We also honor and remember all who died protecting our freedom in all of the wars.”

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