15 January 2013
Martyrs' Monument In New York
Martyrs' Monument, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Erected in Fort Greene Park in memory of American seamen, soldiers and citizens who perished aboard the British prison ships during the Revolutionary War.
History is constantly in the making; the task of the chronicler, confronted with the ever increasing bulk of material, becomes one of abbreviation and elimination. How few names, how few periods, how few events, go to make up what the world ultimately sees fit to keep at the finger-tips of memory. (MI Pioneer and Historical Collections, 1907). An effort to catch bits & pieces of history slipping from the "finger-tips of memory."