This Memorial Day weekend, join our professional guide and historian Miriam Berman on a free walking tour through the historic Flatiron NoMad District and learn about the history of Memorial Day in this neighborhood. This special tour “From Decoration Day to Memorial Day” will feature fascinating stories about Decoration Day, as Memorial Day was called in the early 1900s. The tour will include the Worth Monument, which served as the main welcoming and viewing site for U.S. Presidents, foreign dignitaries, and local politicians who came to honor those who served their country in the war. Participants will also learn about the history of Madison Square Park's Eternal Light Flagstaff, a memorial monument that was dedicated on Armistice Day in 1923, commemorating the return of U.S. soldiers from World War I. In addition, participants will explore some of the city’s most notable landmarks, including the Flatiron Building, New York Life Insurance Building, MetLife Clock Tower, and Appellate Courthouse. The tour meets on Sunday, May 28 at 11 a.m. - rain or shine - at the tip of the Flatiron Building, on 23rd Street just east of 5th Avenue. No advance registration is required. Tours are provided by the Flatiron NoMad Partnership. For more information, visit https://flatironnomad.nyc/things-to-do/free-tours/.
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