The East Coast Doughboys were invited to the 10th Annual In Flanders Fields Memorial on May 16. The ceremony was held on at the Clinton War Memorial at DeWitt Clinton Park on the corner of 52nd Street and 11th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan.
This year we focused on 27th Division, as many of these soldiers are interred in Flanders. At the post-event lunch we had tables for a display. The event was held at the Flanders Field Doughboy memorial. This is a 1930 sculpture by Burt W. Johnson that has the John McCrae poem on the pedestal.
This annual event is produced by the Consulate General of Belgium, the General Representation of the Government of Flanders to the USA. We were their guests and invited to the post-ceremony luncheon.