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KEMPER MEMORIAL PARK EVENTS: THE KMPPF PERSPECTIVE

     You may have noticed that from time to time Kemper Memorial Park is made available to various organizations for gatherings that lend themselves to its large open space and inviting environment. These organizations are from our community and are supported by our community, and may not be related to those events most familiar to us - celebrating the service and sacrifice of local veterans, especially WWII veterans.
     As you likely know, Kemper Memorial Park is owned by the Mamaroneck School District which controls its use by such organizations. The mission of KMPPF is to protect the well being of the Park by continuing to enhance it and continuing to integrate its message of service and sacrifice into the classroom and into the community. We are happy to see its productive use by various community groups so long as the theme of their events do not conflict with the Parkís primary purpose of celebrating the contributions of local veterans to their country and their community. Please note, however, that KMPPF does not endorse the positions of these organizations or the content of any events that are permitted by the School District.


This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Dedication Ceremony for Kemper Memorial Park.

Following the death of his son, Lt. Richard Kemper during the Normandy Campaign in France, Adolph Kemper purchased the land and financed the construction to create Kemper Memorial Park and the Monument honoring his son and the other residents of the Mamaroneck and Larchmont communities who perished in World War II.  The Park was then bequeathed to the Mamaroneck School District to remain, in perpetuity, as a memorial to the sacrifices made by those individuals to preserve our freedom. 

Our community has seen many changes during the seventy-five years that have passed since the May 25,1947 dedication ceremony, but what remains steadfast is our promise to honor the memory of the members of that past generation who sacrificed so much for us.  To reinforce that commitment, we invite you to attend The Kemper Memorial Park Rededication Ceremony on May 25 at 3:15 p.m.  At that time, you will hear the donorís original wish for the Parkís future and The Mamaroneck School Districtís vow to honor it.  Additionally,  you will see the results of the collaboration between the School District and the Kemper Memorial Park Preservation Fund to beautify and enhance the Park for school and community use. 

The Rededication Ceremony will be held in Kemper Memorial Park, weather permitting, and moved indoors to the Mamaroneck High School Auditorium if necessary.  We hope you can join us!

 

Memorial Day Ceremonies 2022

Date

Event

Contact

Wednesday, May 25th @ 3:15pm

Kemper Memorial Park 75th Anniversary Rededication Ceremony at Memorial, outside MHS

 richardkempermemorialpark@gmail.com

 

Thursday, May 26th @ 6:00pm

TMFD Annual Memorial Services, Weaver St. Firehouse (leave for parade at 6:45pm) Refreshments following parade

Chief Shaun Hughes

shughes@tmfd.org

914-229-8262

Thursday, May 26th @ 7:00pm

VoL/ToM Memorial Day Parade, Chatsworth Ave. Bridge (Hot dogs to follow at VoL)

 

Sunday, May 29th @ 5:00pm (assemble at 4:00pm)

American Legion Post 90 Memorial Day Parade, Mamaroneck Avenue.  Ceremony (and yes, hot dogs) to follow outside Post 90

Commander Bill Goodenough

Alpost90@aol.com

 917-561-9117

 

Monday, May 30th @ 9am

VFW 1156 hosts Memorial Day observances in Tompkins Park followed by a breakfast at the VFW/Mamaroneck Senior Center.

Commander Frank Maresca

benedeg13@gmail.com

914-442-2609

 

Monday, May 30th @ 3pm

 

American Legion Post 347 Ceremony at War Memorial at Myrtle Blvd/Murray Ave

Commander Al Bender

alpost347@aol.com

914-643-3350

 

Updated 5/19/22