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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

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

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