Saturday, June 23, 2012
A BEAUTIFUL MEMORIAL to the -NAVY
There is a memorial to every branch of the military. and I wanted to see the Navy Memorial
before we left.
This imposing memorial features an open-air 1200 seat sloping amphitheater in which visitors come to hear free summer concerts by military bands.
It was dedicated on the Navy's 212th birthday in 1987.
The memorial features a flat granite circular map of the world 100 feet across, with Washington
at the center. Rising 75 feet above are twin flagpoles designed to look like ships' masts. A 7 feet high bronze statue of "the lone sailor" stands at the back.
At the dedication ceremony, sea water from the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Antarctic Oceans was poured into the central fountains.