Created By: Ithaca Heritage
The War Memorial at DeWitt Park honors soldiers from Tompkins County killed in conflicts from the Civil War to the most recent battles in Southwest Asia.
Cornell architecture professor LeRoy Burnham (1879-1952) designed the World War I Roll of Honor monument that anchors the east side of the veterans' memorial. The World War II monument echoes Brunham's design. The central flagpole monument recognizes those soldiers killed in more recent conflicts, including the names of veterans of the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Southwest Asian conflicts.
DeWitt Park itself, surrounded by distinguished civic and religious buildings, is historically significant and anchors the DeWitt Park Historic District.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Tompkins County Veterans' Memorials Tour