Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Navy and Marine Memorial
Dedicated to Americans Lost at Sea
Erected 1990 by United States Coast Guard on the Occasion of its Bicentennial.
Location. 38° 52.567′ N, 77° 2.85′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker can be reached from George Washington Parkway 0.1 miles west of South West Freeway (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Bloom (approx. 0.3 miles away in District of Columbia); Tomorrow is ours to win or lose (approx. 0.3 miles away in District of Columbia); The Boundary Channel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Air Mail (approx. 0.4 miles away in District of Columbia); Fort Runyon (approx. half a mile away); Defender of Liberty (approx. half a mile away in District of Columbia); Cuban Friendship Urn (approx. half a mile away in District of Columbia); The Gift of Friendship (approx. 0.6 miles away in District of Columbia). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington.
More about this marker. This marker is located in Lady Bird Johnson Park on Columbia Island. It is on the Virginia bank of the Potomac River, opposite the Tidal Basin of southwest Washington, DC and immediately northwest of the intersection of the George Washington Parkway and I-395/US1.
Regarding Navy and Marine Memorial. This marker plaque re-dedicates the memorial designed by architect Harvey Corbett with the "Waves and Gulls" sculpture created by Ernesto Begni del Piatta, originally commissioned by the Navy-Marine Memorial Association in 1924 and erected on public grounds in the city of Washington, D.C. on October 18, 1934.
Initially intended to commemorate Americans who served at sea during
While "Seafarer's Memorial" would seem a more appropriate name (being inclusive even of members of the U.S. Marine Corps who died at sea), the "Navy-Marine" title has persisted and has itself often corrupted into "Navy-Marine Corps" in official references. In any case, the magnificent aluminum sculpture of seagulls and waves is arguably the most beautiful piece of outdoor art in the National Capital Region.
Also see . . .
1. Navy-Marine Memorial. (Submitted on February 3, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Navy - Marine Memorial at Lady Bird Johnson Park. Beautiful photographs of the Memorial. (Submitted on February 4, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. Coast Guard Memorials. "The Report of the 68th Congress stated that "this memorial is intended as a monument to our national life on the sea and to be affectionately dedicated to the thousands of Americans who have gone down in the sea whose destiny is so closely linked with our naval and maritime services...." It also honors those who are still offering (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Merchant Marine, Coast Guard, George Washington Parkway.
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