Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
"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.
All images courtesy of the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
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 October 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.