Meeting held on Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument study
An informational meeting was held Tuesday evening to give residents insight into a National Park Service study to help determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument as a national monument.
The meeting clued in residents from throughout the city on what the study process entails and the criteria used to judge whether the site meets the standards set by Congress.
The Fort Greene Park monument serves as a memorial to the more than 11,000 American prisoners of war who died in captivity aboard British prison ships during the Revolutionary War.
The study will be conducted during the next two years. It will then be sent to Congress for a final decision.