Gary Onderdonk Veterans Memorial Cemetery - Suffern, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover
N 41° 08.151 W 074° 05.232
18T E 576610 N 4554239
Quick Description: On the grounds of what is now Rockland Community College in Suffern, New York, is a veteran's cemetary dedicated to Garrett "Gary" Onderdonk.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 2/22/2009 3:14:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM5WX7
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
Views: 3

Long Description:
In 1959, land from the small Hamlet of Viola, New York was granted to Rockland Community College, as a means to educate the area residents for more skilled labor. The first building to be converted to educational purposes was the old Alms House (county poor house), which was built in 1837 to assist the destitute in the area.

A cemetery, or potter's field, where the graves of many unknown residents of the Alms House still sits on the grounds of the college. Shortly after the college was founded, a tract of the northern end of the field was donated to be used as a Veteran's Cemetery.

Many of the graves are WWII and Korean veterans. There is also a monument dedicated to local veterans of the Korean War.

The veteran's cemetery, which cosists of less than 100 graves, was dedicated to the memory of Garrett D. Onderdonk by the Moscarella American Legion Post 199.
City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Not listed

Approximate number of graves: Not listed

Cemetery Status: Not listed

Cemetery Website: Not listed

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