I hope you all are having a splendid time at the Great New York State Fair! While there are many great exhibits and fun rides to check out, I hope you can make some time in your day for the Veterans Memorial. It is a series of commemorative plaques, bricks and benches located in front of the Horticulture building.
First unveiled in 1999, the Veterans Memorial on the fairgrounds has since been expanded to include a tribute to all those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. There are also plaques dedicated to all firefighters and police officers. Most of the bricks in the memorial were made to honor soldiers who died for our freedom.
This memorial is really neat, because even though the fair is a place to have fun, it still helps us to remember those who have died for this county. I would recommend spending a few minutes either looking at the plaques or reading the names.
A piece of trivia: Did you know that the fairgrounds were used as army camps during World Wars I and II?
– Abigail Santora