Navy Memorial Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary (photos)
The U.S. Navy Memorial celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a special dinner held at the Edison Electric Institute and 701 Restaurant on Oct. 12 that was followed up the next day with a special rededication ceremony held on Memorial Plaza. Special guests included Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathon W. Greenert; Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Michael D. Stevens; William Conklin, Architect of the Navy Memorial; and veterans of the USS Davis who presented a wreath in memory of those who served.
The U.S. Navy Memorial, between 7th and 9th Streets on Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., honors the men and women who have taken the oath to defend the Constitution of the United States by serving in the sea services. The Navy Memorial includes both a commemorative public plaza and a Naval Heritage Center. The plaza is a round ceremonial amphitheater paved in granite to form a 100-foot diameter of the world. Surrounding the deck of the plaza are fountains, pools, flagpole masts and sculptural panels depicting historic achievements of the sea services. A symbolic statue of a lone sailor stands watch near the edge of the plaza.
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