Columbia Island in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (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 Columbia Island, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Mount Vernon Trail 0.1 miles west of 14th Street Bridge (Interstate 395), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Bloom (approx. ¼ mile away); Tomorrow is ours to win or lose (approx. ¼ mile away); The Boundary Channel Air Mail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Runyon (approx. half a mile away in Virginia); River Bottom to Parkland (approx. half a mile away); Defender of Liberty (was approx. half a mile away but has been reported permanently removed. ); Forgotten Founder (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia Island.
More about this memorial. This marker is located in Lady Bird Johnson Park. It is on the west 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 the First World War, emphasis was placed on those of the U.S. Navy (into which the U.S. Coast Guard was incorporated during wartime) and the U.S. Merchant Marine who lost their lives. That focus was expanded by the Coast Guard in 1990 to recognize American seafarers in general.
While "Seafarer's Memorial" would seem a more appropriate
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.)
Additional keywords. Merchant Marine, Coast Guard, George Washington Parkway
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,886 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 4. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 5, 6. submitted on September 27, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 7. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 8, 9. submitted on September 27, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 10, 11. submitted on February 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.