Monuments and Memorials


Veterans Memorial at George Sims Plaza, Straight Path. The plaza was named for Wyandanch resident George Sims around 2001. At the age of 23, Sims was a member of the 377th Ordnance Motor Vehicle unit, a black Army regiment, which was part of the D-Day invasion at Normandy, June 6, 1944. 

The stone reads: In Memorial -- A. Grey, W. Houston, K. Hurley, E. Johnson, H.L. Johnson, Sr., W. Powell, C. Pugh, C. Williams, La. F. Hardiman, A. Graham, R. Johnson, W. Speight, R. Thomas, Fred Washington, Henry Washington, Herman Washington, C. White, A. Wilson, W. Bennett, J.R. Smith, J. Houston, B. McClean

The “Wyandanch Honor Roll 1943-1947 -- Erected in Tribute to All the Members of this Community Who Served Our Country.” 


The Honor Roll is displayed at Martin A. Kessler VFW Post #2912, 19 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights.