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Exploring the United States Navy Memorial in Washington D.C.


Visit the United States Navy Memorial in D.C., a special place dedicated to honoring those who have served in the United States Navy throughout history.


US Navy Memorial in Washington DC
US Navy Memorial in Washington DC

The United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. is a tribute to the men and women who have served in the U.S. Navy. The memorial is located on Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, across from the National Archives Museum.


A young sailor by himself with a large bag of luggage.
Lone Sailor Sculpture at the US Navy Memorial


One of the most prominent statues at the Navy Memorial is the “Lone Sailor” sculpture, a 7-foot tall sailor in uniform who stands atop a granite pedestal. This statue – sculpted by Stanley Bleifeld – was dedicated in 1987. The granite base is engraved with words such as HONOR, HUMILITY, COURAGE and DEVOTION; words which aptly reflect the proud spirit of those who have given their service to this nation.



The plaza also features the "Granite Sea," a large map of the world carved into the granite surface, which highlights the locations of important naval engagements throughout history.


Visitors can also find the "Field of Stars," a circular area with over 400 stars, each representing a U.S. Navy ship that has been lost in action.


The Navy Memorial also includes the Naval Heritage Center, a museum that provides an in-depth look at the history of the U.S. Navy. The Center features interactive exhibits, artifacts, and a theater that shows a film about the Navy's history.


The Memorial is a beautiful and meaningful tribute to the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the U.S. Navy. It serves as a reminder of the important role the Navy has played in the defense of our country, and it is a must-see destination for anyone interested in American military history.




Want to explore all that Washington DC has to offer?


A guided tour of this iconic city is the perfect way to experience its incredible monuments, museums, and historical sites. Whether you've visited before or are seeing it for the first time, a tour of Washington DC will provide you with an unforgettable experience.

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