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The Monument is the First of Its Kind in America

What:   Ribbon-cutting ceremony for “World War II Dominican Veterans Monument”

When:  Friday, November 2, 10:00 a.m.

Where: Bronx Community College, 2155 University Avenue, Bronx, New York

About:  Bronx Community College now has the honor to call itself the home of the World War II Dominican Veterans Monument — the first site in the country honoring the brave men and women of Dominican heritage who fought for the freedom of America and the world. BCC was awarded $200,000 in funding by New York City Councilman Fernando Cabrera to erect this monument on the main campus walk. “More than 300 Dominican men and women risked and sacrificed their lives for the United States during World War II,” observes Council Member Cabrera. “These soldiers have been largely left out of U.S. history and I believed their rightful and public recognition was long past due.” Council Member Cabrera will be among the speakers at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, along with Interim Chancellor of The City University of New York Vita Rabinowitz, U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat, New York State Assembly Member Victor M. Pichardo, a representative from the government of the Dominican Republican and BCC President Thomas A. Isekenegbe. The event will include music from a Dominican Bachata band and a reception featuring Dominican delicacies.

The World War II Dominican Veterans Monument is the latest of many artistic and architectural treasures on the BCC campus that attract visitors from around the world.

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