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Long Beach in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

In Their Honor

 
 
In Their Honor - <i>Side A</i> image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 17, 2013
1. In Their Honor - Side A
Inscription.
The Long Beach Navy Memorial pays tribute to the city naval heritage
Long Beach's naval history dates back to 1908 with the arrival of President Theodore Roosevelt's 16-ship Great White Fleet. By the 1920s Long Beach established itself as a major naval installation on the West Coast. For the next eight decades, it was home to sailors and shipbuilders, battleships and aircraft carriers. The navy permeated every aspect of life in Long Beach.

In 1997, Long Beach's last chapter in navy history came to a close. The once bustling shipyard and naval base are now gone, but the city's naval heritage remains.

Side B:
Charting an Ancient Journey Forged in steel, bronze, brass, and porcelain enamel, the Navysphere sculpture memorializes Long Beach's naval heritage. Its design is based on the armillary sphere, an ancient Greek model of the Earth-the central sphere-and a stand that depicts the equator, the constellations of the Zodiac, and movement of the moon, planets, and sun.

In creating the sculpture, artist Terry Braunstein chose the armillary sphere as a metaphor. In ancient times, its use as a navigational tool made a navy possible. And like the naval heritage of Long Beach, it remains a timeless symbol.

Of Mast and Men
The Navysphere's
In Their Honor - <i>Side B</i> image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 17, 2013
2. In Their Honor - Side B
photographs of celebrations and daily activities capture the personal side of navy life. While generations of men and women gave 90 years of service, they also dedicated themselves to their families and friends.

Icons from a Navy Past
Artifacts celebrate the Long Beach Naval Station and shipyard. From an anchor that once moored a ship from Theodore Roosevelt's Great White Fleet and flag mast from the Long Beach Navy Hospital (circa 1942) to the replica of the compass rose from the Naval Station Administration Building and streets signs that once marked a shipyard intersection, Long Beach's naval heritage is preserved in art and architecture.
 
Location. 33° 45.628′ N, 118° 11.775′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from West Shoreline Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Shoreline Aquatic Park along the Golden Shore walkway. Marker is in this post office area: Long Beach CA 90802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Evolution of a skyline (approx. 0.2 miles away); Transpacific Yacht Race - Long Beach to Honolulu (approx. 0.2 miles away); 10th Anniversary (approx. mile away); The Sovereign
In Their Honor Monument image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 17, 2013
3. In Their Honor Monument
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Blackstone (approx. half a mile away); The Breakers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Security Pacific National Bank (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grand Army of the Republic Highway (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Long Beach.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
In Their Honor Monument image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 17, 2013
4. In Their Honor Monument
Armillary Sphere image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 10, 2011
5. Armillary Sphere
Military Photos of Naval Families image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 10, 2011
6. Military Photos of Naval Families
Located on the Armillary Sphere
Naval Families image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 10, 2011
7. Naval Families
Located on the Armillary Sphere
Armillary Sphere Globe image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 10, 2011
8. Armillary Sphere Globe
Naval Mast image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 10, 2011
9. Naval Mast
Anchor 1942 image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 10, 2011
10. Anchor 1942
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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