Lasdon is home to four memorials and a museum that honor all Westchester County servicemen and servicewomen who have served their country in various branches of military service. They were funded through the efforts of the Vietnam Memorial Committee and the Vietnam Veterans of America, Westchester Chapter 49.
Merchant Marine Memorial
The Merchant Marine Memorial honors all residents who have served their country in this branch of the military.
Trail of Honor
The Trail of Honor comprises a series of 12 stone cairns that display the busts of combat soldiers from every major American conflict, dating from the American Revolution through Operation Desert Storm.
Korean War Memorial
Also located along the trail is the Korean War Memorial, a tribute to all Westchester residents who served in what was called "The Forgotten War," which lists the names of Westchester servicemen who lost their lives during this conflict.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
At the end of the Trail of Honor is the Westchester Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a sculpture that is comprised of three seven-foot bronze statues that depict a soldier carrying a wounded comrade, with a nurse reaching out to assist them. Nearby, a flagpole is set on a base with inscriptions of Westchester County servicemen and eight women nurses killed in Vietnam. A cobblestone walkway encircling this memorial affords breathtaking views of the Muscoot River.
Westchester County Veterans Museum
The Westchester County Veterans Museum features exhibits of photographs, historical documents, artifacts and memorabilia pertaining to the lives of Westchester County residents who served in the United States armed forces in time of war. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and on weekends throughout the year, and on Veterans Day.
For more information, call the Westchester County Veterans Service Agency at (914) 995-2145 or the Vietnam Veterans of America, Westchester Chapter 49, at (914) 682-4949.