|First New York Senate House, Kingston, New York; personal collection|
The British were not amused and burned the town a month later.
City Hall was built in 1873 on the top of a hill between the former villages of Kingston and Rondout, which are now both part of the city. On the steep front lawn are several memorials honoring the service of military men and women.
|Kingston City Hall; courtesy of Wikipedia|
However, only one memorial marker includes the name of an individual service man. He lost his life on 7 December 1941, a day President Franklin D. Roosevelt said "will live in infamy."
|Memorial marker honoring the service man killed during Pearl Harbor;|
Lest we forget
Robert J. "Red" Flannery
7 December 1941
This post was written as a contribution to the Honor Roll Project, which was created by Heather Wilkinson Rojo, author of Nutfield Genealogy.