Restored war monument highlights NYC Memorial Day ceremony





As the nation marks Memorial Day, New York City officials have unveiled a newly refurbished Civil War monument in Manhattan's Riverside Park.

The city and the private Riverside Park Fund have paid more than $1 million for new plantings, chess tables, lighting and other improvements to the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument. The work included cleaning and restoring a pair of 1865 U.S. Army cannons.

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