Few know that there was once a cemetery on Governors Island. The Army moved all of the graves, almost 500 men, women, and children, to Brooklyn in 1878. For Veterans Day, we are going to visit those graves and the final resting places of many others. The walking tour is free and all information is here.
Sunday, Nov. 8, 12pm-2:00pm
625 Jamaica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208
cross street: Hale Avenue
J train to Norwood Avenue, walk northwest 2.5 blocks on Hale Avenue to the front gates.
Jackie Robinson Parkway to 625 Jamaica Avenue is the National Cemetery (look for the eagles on the front entrance so you know you are at the correct gate). Free parking.
Kevin C. Fitzpatrick has written and edited seven books with ties to New York history, including "The Governors Island Explorer's Guide" and "World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War." Kevin is a licensed sightseeing guide and has been leading walking tours since 1999. He resides in Manhattan.