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The Park is in full bloom!

Once again we extend a very special thank you to Jeff Gibson and his crew
for their TLC of the Park especially during their revised schedules and with these drought conditions


When you can't be at the Memorial Park,
please celebrate with us, virtually. 


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Spring is here!!!


Photos by Mark Schumer


Getting Ready for Spring!!!


Our Lilac Bush was planted by Joanne Grossman


Photo taken by Mark Schumer

Special thanks to Jeff Gibson and his crew for all their hard work.


Hommocks' Students Annual Gathering with Our Veterans

 


Mamaroneck High School Veterans Day Ceremony 2019


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War Memorials at Mamaroneck High School


Produced by MHS Junior Anna Daum & Senior Amelia Bohn

 


Spring Has Finally Arrived At The Memorial Park 2019


Our Sign Is Up!

 

Annual Richard Kemper Memorial Contest 2019
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Click to view video of the Veteran's Day ceremony at Mamaroneck High School


 

Hommocks Students Celebrating Veterans Day
at Kemper Memorial Park 2018


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.

Please click the In Memoriam tab for more information


An interview with Denise Sevean and Her World War II Memories


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Long time Larchmont resident Denise Sevean grew up in France in the 30s and 40s and was a small girl during World War II. She shared her memories of the Nazi Occupation and its effect on her family in this interview with Vicky Amon, Jan Northrup and Karen Bonaparte. 


Hommocks Students Celebrating Veterans Day 2017
at Kemper Memorial Park


 

Village of Mamaroneck Memorial Day Celebration
2017

Korea DMZ vet Ray Fiorentino and WWII vets Jack Coughlin, Joe Germano and Sheldon Evans salute the American flag.

 Bench Dedication Ceremony
July 4, 2017

Bench honoree Cal Schlick, Joanne Falinski, KMPPF President Jan
Northrup and VFW Post 1156 Commander Burt Corwin
Folks gather for the bench dedication ceremony on July 4, 2017

The Park's New Irrigation System


 Kemper Memorial Park Award Ceremony


Videos of Memorial Day 2017 Events
(Videos recorded by LMC-TV)






  Click here to read the May 2017 Newsletter    


 Norman Rockwell Returns to Mamaroneck High School
See the display of the original Saturday Evening Post magazines with
Norman Rockwell's work entitled Four Freedoms.
 



 
Click to watch the concert 



With the generosity of Larchmont Nurseries and the efforts of Jeff Gibson and his crew we now have an incredible shade garden among the White Pines.
 


MHS students enjoying the park


Thanks to Eagle Scout candidate Robert Britto, his team of scouts, family, and friends for creating a beautiful garden on the southeast side of Kemper Park.

 


Memorial Day 2016



Fall at the Memorial
Photo by Mike Scully


Beautification 2015

Week Four


Week Three

(still photo)


Week Two


Week One
 


Memorial  Day Parade 2015


Clip from Saving Private Ryan



Sunday, November 17th at 3:30 p.m.
(click for more information)



Planting Flowers with the help of our Boy Scouts!
Photos by Mike Scully


Memorial  Day Parade 2013


Earth Day at the Park - Thank you Daisies!!
 


Hommocks 6th graders from Girl Scout Troop 2525 relax after working to clean up the flower beds surrounding the monument and flagpole at the Richard M. Kemper Park. Girl Scout Troop 2525 prepare the beds for the planting of flowers around the flagpole and monument at the Richard M. Kemper Park.


Left to right front: Jadalyn Ortiz, Darcy Tyler, Ruby Odierna
Left to right back: Ava Menachery, Mackenzie Coyne, Michaela Gualano, Corin Synder 


Ruby Odierna, Mackenzie Coyne, Jadalyn Ortiz and Darcy Tyler

Darcy Tyler, Jadalyn Ortiz of Girl Scout Troop 2525 and John Esposito from the Kemper Memorial Park Preservation Fund clean up the flower beds surrounding the monument at the Richard M. Kemper Park for Earth Day. Darcy Tyler, Mackenzie Coyne, Ruby Odierna, Ava Menachery, Jadalyn Ortiz, Corin Synder, Michaela Gualano from Girl Scout Troop 2525 relax in front of the monument in the Richard M. Kemper Park at Mamaroneck High School. The girls are all 6th graders at Hommocks Middle School.


Actual footage

Spotlight on North Platte Canteen:

When the "Greatest Generation" passed through North Platte, Nebraska during WWII, they got a hug and a handshake, homemade cakes and cookies, and a moment of respite and prayer provided by thousands of volunteers from the surrounding communities.  Click the image below to see a video* about this event.

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This is an edited version of the video.  The original video
can be viewed on YouTube.  Click here to see it.

Click here to listen to Charles Ives' - He is there (1917)



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Veterans Day Ceremony
November 8, 2011

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Veterans Day Ceremony
November 11, 2010
 

Veterans Day Ceremony
November 10, 2009

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Read more about it in the Press Releases area
 

 
Memorial Day Ceremony
May 30, 2009
 
Wreaths Across America
December 11, 2008 Visit