YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Pines Bridge Monument, unveiled in Railroad Park in November, is now surrounded by a commemorative brick plaza.
The plaza is made up of 2,000 bricks, about 250 of which are engraved with the names of donors. They were initially installed six years ago at Downing Park, the monument’s previously planned location.
The monument itself pays tribute to the Battle of Pines Bridge, especially the diverse 1st Rhode Island Regiment under Col. Christopher Greene, who died defending the Croton River crossing from British loyalists on May 14, 1781. The 8-foot-tall bronze monument depicts Greene fighting alongside African-American and Native American soldiers.
In addition to the bricks, the commemorative plaza also includes new lighting and landscaping. A flag pole will also be relocated closer to the monument.
To order bricks online, visit bricksrus.com/order/pinesbridge.