Where: Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th St., Brooklyn
718-210-3080 Price: $25; $20 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of the Brooklyn Historical Society.
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GREEN-WOOD MARKS THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF U.S. ENTRY INTO WORLD WAR I WITH TROLLEY TOUR
April marks the 100th anniversary of United States’ entry into World War I. It was expected to be the war to end all wars. On this special trolley tour, Green-Wood will pay homage to those who valiantly served their country and were laid to rest here at this National Historic Landmark.
Participants will visit the graves of wealthy heiresses Dorothea and Gladys Cromwell, Red Cross volunteer nurses who served in France, then boarded a ship to return, only to commit suicide together; reconnaissance pilot Lieutenant Kenneth Culbert, who while flying with the First Aero Squadron, photographed enemy trenches under heavy fire, only to be shot down as his plane headed back to its base; and ace bomber pilot First Lieutenant John Cowperthwaite Tyler of the American Expeditionary Forces, among others.
Tour goers will also visit doughboy monuments and hear about the extraordinary team of Green-Wood volunteers who identified these World War I heroes and their final resting places.
Reservations are recommended. If the trolley tour is not sold out, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.