Click to view video of the Veteran's Day ceremony at Mamaroneck High School


Hommocks Students Celebrating Veterans Day
at Kemper Memorial Park


1st graders from the Daniel Warren School in the Rye Neck School District, thank the veterans for their service.


Bill Fraser and his WWII Jeep

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The Kemper Memorial Garden Project


Click to view video of Erin Byron's 9th graders visiting the Kemper Memorial Garden


Tony Marsella

The Mamaroneck community has lost a great citizen and World War II veteran: Tony Marsella died on August 6th. He was a supporter of Kemper Memorial Park for many decades and a member of the Board of Directors of the Kemper Memorial Park Preservation Fund.

Tony was arguably the human face of the fight to preserve the Richard M. Kemper Memorial Park, as his brother John perished in the War and is one of the 101 honorees on the memorial stone. Tony was able to spend time in the Park to grieve for his brother Pvt. John J. Marsella, US Army, who was killed in action on the Anzio beachhead in Italy on May 26, 1944. A graduate of Mamaroneck High School, John was only 21 when he died and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Tony's decades-long advocacy for the preservation of the Park was tremendously effective. May he rest in peace and may we who cared for him be comforted by fond memories of him.

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Fund Raising Drive

Our drive to raise the additional funds to achieve our ultimate goal of full restoration and beautification of Kemper Memorial Park is currently underway. We estimate that it will cost approximately $100,000 to accomplish everything we hope to do. While it would be wonderful to receive the entire amount from one magnanimous donor, we would actually prefer numerous donations in much smaller amounts. So, we are attempting to raise $100,000 through five thousand donations of $20 each. More donations will mean that more people care. That is what we hope to see, and that is ultimately what will best ensure Kemper Memorial Park’s longevity. Please consider joining us in our effort to help make Kemper Memorial Park everything it deserves to be.

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Click to read "Calling Their Names" 
A poem written by Jean Kemper in 1943