Copyright 2013 James N. Fetter
"Memories Are Our Business"
Copyright Version 2.0 January 2015
We are entering our fourth year of production. Since our inception we determined it was abundantly clear that people want to see old photos and stories about Gerritsen Beach. We have done this without commercial support and it is our intention to continue providing you the memories you enjoy.
Our only demand on our users is that they enjoy themselves while reading the stories and viewing the pictures.
Dig out those old photos and send them in. We will be glad to add them to our library.
OurGerritsenBeach Writing Contest:
1 April 2015 Submission Deadline:
OurGerritsenBeach Veterans Memorial: Planning meeting to consider rebuilding a replacement memorial.
20 February 2015. See attached article.
Try the new OGB Blog: I am adding a Blog option to see if it gets used. Continuation will depend on use.
We do not aggressively seek donations and there is no cost to use this site. If you would like to continue to see this site develop and grow simply send a few bucks. We currently need to cash for the Writing Contest. Your support would be appreciated.
It Is Time To "Walk The Walk"
Over the previous four years the issue of the Gerritsen Beach Veterans Memorial has come up and was discussed several times. The memorial was built on a vacant lot located next to the American Legion (now Hibernians) on Gerritsen Avenue between Everett and Florence Aves. Time and weather took its' toll on the structure and it fell into disrepair. The structural integrity of the memorial was actually a safety hazard and was taken down. Sadly there are no photographs of this structure and more importantly the names that were on the memorial have vanished also.
The sacrifice and commitment of Gerritsen Beach veterans to this nation need not be written here. If you come to this website you know the patriotic commitment made by our predecessors in WW I, WW II, Korea, and VietNam. Readers of this website also know the commitment and sacrifice being made today by our men and women.
Essentially there is no remaining Veterans Memorial in Gerritsen Beach. For those that have commented on this website now is the time to stand up and honor our Gerritsen Beach Veterans. There will be a meeting at the Hibernian's on February 20th at 7:00 PM. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss ideas, concepts and plans to resurrect the Gerritsen Beach Veterans Memorial.
This website will contain the results of the meeting(s) for the many GB residents now living in away from "The Beach", but still remain faithful. Any effort to recreate the memorial will include their suggestions.
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See You At Meeting
7:00 PM Friday
20 February 2015
2750 Gerritsen Ave.