In Fort Hamilton Park in the city of Brooklyn, New York, facing the Narrows, there stands a rugged and beautiful granite memorial erected from funds subscribed in Great Britain as a tribute to the comradeship and service of the American Naval Forces in Europe during the World War.
The chosen site is most fortunate. Fort Hamilton Park lies on the north bank of the Narrows, which forms the main ship channel in the approaches to New York. The ground is 50 feet above the water and the monument is thus given additional prominence. Between the park and the water lies the Bay Shore Road, a beautiful boulevard that winds along the Narrows into Brooklyn. Its outer terminus is at the park where it gracefully swings around the monument into Fort Hamilton Parkway extending inland to the Brooklyn parks. The site is thus accessible by two boulevards and many thousands of persons pass close to the monument. It is plainly visible to all incoming and outgoing vessels. Directly opposite the monument across Fort Hamilton Parkway lies Fort Hamilton, a well-kept Army post with a garrison of infantry, and this adds to the dignity of location.