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Penn Quarter in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The United States Navy Memorial

 
 
The United States Navy Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, January 19, 2008
1. The United States Navy Memorial Marker
The carved inscription (somewhat worn) appears above the ring of an accurately positoned mariner's compass.
Inscription.  In honor of those who served to forge the heritage of the United States Navy. In tribute to those who perished to provide peace and security for our maritime nation. In gratitude to those now serving.
 
Erected 1987 by U. S. Navy Memorial Foundation.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 53.631′ N, 77° 1.377′ W. Marker is in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in the Penn Quarter. Memorial is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest and 8th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Marker is in the sidewalk between 7th and 9th Streets Northwest at the south entrance to the Navy Memorial Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20408, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. America's Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome Aboard! (within shouting distance of this marker); The Navy Memorial - from Bow to Stern
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Ocean Piece (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); General Winfield Scott Hancock (within shouting distance of this marker); Grandeur for the People (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Petty Officers' (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northwest Washington.
 
Also see . . .  The United States Navy Memorial. Information about the Memorial. (Submitted on January 19, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. The Naval Heritage Center
Adjacent to the memorial, the Naval Heritage Center houses interactive naval exhibits and a movie theater with daily screenings of the award-winning film At Sea and the Discovery Channel’s A Day In the Life of the Blue Angels. Inside is a commemorative plaque wall dedicated to individuals, groups, ships, squadrons, commands, battles
"United States Navy Memorial" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, January 19, 2008
2. "United States Navy Memorial"
Marker with the U.S. Navy's eagle and anchor emblem visible inside the disk of the symbolic compass. The steps above lead to the Navy Memorial Plaza with its "Granite Sea" mural and "Lone Sailor" statue.
or events within the U.S. Sea Services.

Also onsite is a Media Resource Center, which provides a library of historical documents on the Navy. The Navy Log room provides a computerized registry to search for Sea Service members and veterans. The Ship’s Store sells nautical souvenirs and clothing.

The memorial is located just steps from the Archives/Navy Memorial metro station.
    — Submitted January 21, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

 
Additional keywords. Lone Sailor
 
Navy Memorial Plaza and The United States Navy Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, January 19, 2008
3. Navy Memorial Plaza and The United States Navy Memorial Marker
View from the National Archives Building across Pennsylvania Avenue. Marker is in the sidewalk, lower middle. The National Portrait Gallery is seen beyond the plaza, at the end of 8th Street, upper rear.
Navy Memorial Plaza image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, January 19, 2008
4. Navy Memorial Plaza
"The Lone Sailor" on the "Granite Sea."
Navy Memorial Plaza image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, January 19, 2008
5. Navy Memorial Plaza
Bronze relief panels on southeast perimeter, representing some of the U.S. Navy's many components and diverse accomplishments.
United States Navy Explosive Ordance Displosal image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
6. United States Navy Explosive Ordance Displosal
Bomb Disposal - Mine Disposal
"Initial success or total failure"
Sculptor Leo C. Irrera.
Construction Battalions image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
7. Construction Battalions
"Seabees Can Do"
Sculptor: Leo C. Irrera
The Navy Family image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
8. The Navy Family
"They Who Wait Also Serve"
Sculptor: Robert Lamb
U.S. Navy Supply Corps image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
9. U.S. Navy Supply Corps
"Service To the Fleet"
USS Arleigh Burke - USS Supply
Sculptor: Gilbert A. Franklin
Navy Chaplains image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
10. Navy Chaplains
"Eternal Father Strong to Save"
Sculptor: Klara Sever
Admiral David Farragut - Mobile Bay - 1864 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
11. Admiral David Farragut - Mobile Bay - 1864
"Damn The Torpedoes - Full Speed Ahead"
Sculptor: Robert Summers
Naval Aviation - First Shipboard Takoff image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
12. Naval Aviation - First Shipboard Takoff
Eugene Ely - Hampton Roads - 1910
Sculptor: Giancarlo Biagi
Inland Naval Engagements image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
13. Inland Naval Engagements
U.S. Navy River Operations - Vietnam
Sculptor: Serena Goldstein Litopsky
The Silent Service "Clean Sweep" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
14. The Silent Service "Clean Sweep"
WW II Submarine Patrol Returns
Sculptor: Stanley Bleifield
Naval Airships image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
15. Naval Airships
"They Were Dependable"
Sculptor: Miklos Simon
Navy Medicine image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
16. Navy Medicine
"Standing By To Assist"
Sculptor: Antonio Tobias Mendez
Naval Reservists image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
17. Naval Reservists
"Twice A Citizen"
Sculptor: Leo C. Irrera
Naval Special Warfare image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
18. Naval Special Warfare
U.S. Navy SEALs... "Failure is not an option"
Sculptor: Leo C. Irrera
Engineering Duty Officers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
19. Engineering Duty Officers
"Sharpening the Point of the Spear"
Sculptor: Antonio Tobias Mendez
Women in the Navy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
20. Women in the Navy
On Shore, In The Air And At Sea
Sculptor: Serena Goldstein Litopski
The Great White Fleet - 1907 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
21. The Great White Fleet - 1907
"Speak Softly And Carry A Big Stick"
Sculptor: Gilbert A. Franklin
Navy Astronauts And Recovery Missions image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
22. Navy Astronauts And Recovery Missions
A Contribution To The U.S. Space Age
Sculptor: Robert Summers
United States Marine Corps image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
23. United States Marine Corps
Amphibious Assault - Inchon - 1951
Sculptor: Fred Press
United States Coast Guard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
24. United States Coast Guard
Semper Paratus - "Always Ready"
Sculptor: Robert Summers
Exploration, Oceanography, Research image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
25. Exploration, Oceanography, Research
Navy Lieutenant Charles Wilkes In Antarctica - 1840
Sculptor: Antonio Tobias Mendez
U.S. Merchant Marine - U.S. Navy Armed Guard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
26. U.S. Merchant Marine - U.S. Navy Armed Guard
"We Deliver"
Sculptor: Robert Lamb
United States Naval Academy - Annapolis image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
27. United States Naval Academy - Annapolis
Ex Scientia Tridens - "From Knowledge, Sea Power"
Sculptor: Miklos Simon
Destroyer Escorts image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
28. Destroyer Escorts
"Trim But Deadly"
Sculptor: Gilbert A. Franklin
Opening Japan For Commerce image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
29. Opening Japan For Commerce
Commodore Matthew Perry - 1854
Sculptor: Leo C. Irrera
Captain John Paul Jones image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
30. Captain John Paul Jones
".... In Harm's Way"
Sculptor: Fred Press
LST - Landing Ship Tanks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
31. LST - Landing Ship Tanks
Fondly Known As Large Slow Targets
Sculptor: Leo C. Irrera
Navy Memorial Plaza image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, January 19, 2008
32. Navy Memorial Plaza
"The Granite Sea" - representing the oceans of the world.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 5,321 times since then and 96 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week December 7, 2008. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 19, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on May 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. submitted on July 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   32. submitted on January 19, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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