Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
United States Navy Memorial, National Mall & Memorial Parks, Washington, DC
—National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"Any man who may be asked...what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal and pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'"
— President John F. Kennedy
Throughout its history the navy has seen vessels of wood, iron, and steel, along with one constant--the men and women of the U.S. Navy. Displaying the Navy's core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment, these Sailors will continue to defend and represent the United States honorably at home and around the globe.
This living memorial, crafted from granite, bronze, and water, honors the proud men and women of the sea services--past, present, and future. Indeed the memorial's grand, sweeping scale illustrates the evolution of the Navy from the early days of sail to the modern era of nuclear power.
To learn more, please visit the nearby Naval Heritage Center which contains interactive exhibits, sculptures, the U.S. Presidents Room, Burke Theater, Ship's Store, Media Resource Center, and the permanent national registry of those who have served our Navy, the Navy Log.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 53.641′ N, 77° 1.394′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest west of 7th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The United States Navy Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Navy Memorial - from Bow to Stern (within shouting distance of this marker); America's Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Petty Officers' (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); Grandeur for the People (within shouting distance of this marker); General Winfield Scott Hancock (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ceremony at the Crossroads (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.