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US Navy Memorial The official page of the United States Navy Memorial in DC. Home to Memorial Plaza, the Lone Sailor, and a Visitor Center. Learn more at navymemorial.org
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The US Navy Memorial is dedicated to educating the public about the maritime heritage of the United States and honoring the contribution of the members of the Sea Services --- Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine to that heritage.

Mission: Our mission is to Honor, Recognize, and Celebrate the men and women of the Sea Services, past, present, and future; and to Inform the public about their service.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from YOUR Navy Memorial! We truly appreciate your ongoing support and wish you all th...
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from YOUR Navy Memorial! We truly appreciate your ongoing support and wish you all the best as we move into 2021.

#MerryChristmas #HappyHolidays

MCPON Russell L. Smith on CMC Samira McBride receiving the Delbert D. Black Leadership Award:“As the first woman to be s...
12/23/2020

MCPON Russell L. Smith on CMC Samira McBride receiving the Delbert D. Black Leadership Award:

“As the first woman to be selected since its inception in 2008, she has truly shown us the extra effort it takes – like MCPON Black – to be a first.”

#WednesdayWisdom #NavyLeadership

#StoriesOfService This week we’d like to highlight a story from Sarah Fellowes, wife of Admiral Fellowes. Part of her vi...
12/22/2020
USNM Interview of Sarah Fellowes Part One Growing up in Mobile Alabama During WWII

#StoriesOfService This week we’d like to highlight a story from Sarah Fellowes, wife of Admiral Fellowes.

Part of her video interview series describes the evaluation of Saigon and the efforts of the USS Hancock, where Admiral Fellowes was the Captain.

Start with Part 1 here: https://youtu.be/eUyVC_aend4

#TuesdayThoughts

The United States Navy Memorial Presents: Tales From The Navy Log“Our mission is to honor and preserve the stories of our Nation’s past, so that we may never...

In addition to celebrating the longest night, did you know the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn will peak tonight...
12/21/2020

In addition to celebrating the longest night, did you know the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn will peak tonight? Sailors at sea all over the world will be able to take in this historic night sky together!

#DYK #MondayMotivation

#wintersolstice
Celebrating the longest night! 🌙

📷 BARENTS SEA (Oct. 21, 2020) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) conducts operations in the Barents Sea under the Aurora Borealis, Oct. 21, 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christine Montgomery)

There’s still time to register for the Delbert D. Black Leadership Award Presentation happening TODAY at 1:00pm EST!Join...
12/18/2020
Delbert D. Black Leadership Award Presentation

There’s still time to register for the Delbert D. Black Leadership Award Presentation happening TODAY at 1:00pm EST!

Join us to Honor, Recognize & Celebrate the 2019-2020 Recipient: CMC Samira McBride, USS Gonzalez (DDG-66).

She is the first woman to be selected for the award, which dates back to 2008, so don’t miss this!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/delbert-d-black-leadership-award-presentation-tickets-132734509491

Please join us to Honor, Recognize & Celebrate this year's recipient of the Delbert D. Black Leadership Award, CMC Samira McBride.

🚨 Event Alert 🚨 Each year, the U.S. Navy presents the Delbert D. Black Leadership Award to one outstanding Command Maste...
12/15/2020
Delbert D. Black Leadership Award Presentation

🚨 Event Alert 🚨 Each year, the U.S. Navy presents the Delbert D. Black Leadership Award to one outstanding Command Master Chief in the Navy based on their personal example of excellence in deckplate leadership, commitment to developing Sailors, enforcement of standards, and overall effectiveness and efficiency of mission execution.

Please join us on Friday, December 18th at 1pm EST to help us Honor, Recognize, and Celebrate CMC Samira McBride and show that we as a nation are grateful for her service.

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/delbert-d-black-leadership-award-presentation-tickets-132734509491

Please join us to Honor, Recognize & Celebrate this year's recipient of the Delbert D. Black Leadership Award, CMC Samira McBride.

12/14/2020
USNM Interview of Barry Wilmore Part One Summary of Service in the United States Navy and NASA

#MondayMotivation There's nothing like a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and two spaceflights to inspire you!

Our #VeteranOfTheWeek is Capt. Barry Wilmore, who is also an Astronaut for NASA with an accumulated 178 days in space.
During his tenure as a fleet Naval officer and pilot, Wilmore completed 4 operational deployments and has flown missions in support of Operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield and Southern Watch. He will be going back to space in June of 2021.

Listen to Part 1 of his video interview series with the Navy Memorial here: https://youtu.be/WVQvBREgFo4

To watch it in full or see more #StoriesOfService, visit our YouTube channel or www.NavyMemorial.org.

The United States Navy Memorial presents: Tales From The Navy Log “Our mission is to honor and preserve the stories of our Nation’s past, so that we may neve...

Keep your eyes peeled 👀 for details on our next virtual event, the Sailor of the Year Program, recognizing the 2019 Sail...
12/11/2020

Keep your eyes peeled 👀 for details on our next virtual event, the Sailor of the Year Program, recognizing the 2019 Sailors of the Year!

12/09/2020
U.S. Navy

Great advice from an even greater LS3! How can you add value to the lives around you?

#WednesdayWisdom: Whatever your age or rate, always look for opportunities to step out of your comfort zone and grow!

Jaqueline Guerrero (Logistics Specialist 3rd Class) assigned to the Grey Knights of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46 on deployment in Sigonella, Italy, is doing just that ...

WATCH NOW 👀 ⬇️

12/08/2020
2020 Pearl Harbor Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Virtual #PearlHarborDay Wreath Laying Ceremony yesterday. We’d also like to extend our gratitude to our honored guest speaker, Joe Ann Taylor - daughter of Pearl Harbor survivor, Chief Petty Officer Joe George – and the US Navy Ceremonial Guard.

If you missed it or would like to see it again, you can watch the recording below.

https://vimeo.com/487461149

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12/07/2020
Pearl Harbor Survivors December 7th, 1941 Interview Archive

As a tribute to the 79th anniversary of the #PearlHarbor attack, we’ve put together a collection of interviews we’ve conducted with Veterans and Pearl Harbor survivors through our #StoriesOfService Program.

🇺🇸 USN BTC John McElroy - USS Helm DD 388
🇺🇸 USN Fireman 1st Class Albin P. Marks - USS Dobbin AD 3
🇺🇸 USAAF P-40 Crew Chief Mario P. Chiarolanza - Wheeler Army Airfield
🇺🇸 USA T4 Alexander R. Horanzy - 24th Infantry Division Schofield Barracks

View the full playlist here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYYdZM8wUXuRu8wQGajb5zqzKsobL9KcS

Honoring Veterans who Served During the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the Events of December 7th, 1941.

⏰ DON'T FORGET: Virtual Wreath Laying today @ 1pm EST ⏰As a reminder, our virtual #PearlHarbor Day Wreath Laying Ceremon...
12/07/2020

⏰ DON'T FORGET: Virtual Wreath Laying today @ 1pm EST ⏰

As a reminder, our virtual #PearlHarbor Day Wreath Laying Ceremony will begin TODAY at 1pm EST. When it’s time, simply visit our homepage at www.NavyMemorial.org, where you’ll be able to watch the video at your own leisure.

The U.S. Navy Memorial holds a ceremony each year to remember and honor the service members and civilians who lost their lives during Japan’s surprise attack on December 7th, 1941. That fateful day cost just over 2,400 American lives and forever changed our nation’s history. Today marks 79 years since the attack.

In case you missed it, the Navy Memorial will hold a Wreath Laying Ceremony in commemoration of the 79th anniversary of ...
12/04/2020

In case you missed it, the Navy Memorial will hold a Wreath Laying Ceremony in commemoration of the 79th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Our honored guest speaker is Joe Ann Taylor - daughter of Pearl Harbor survivor, Chief Petty Officer Joe George.

Visit our homepage at www.NavyMemorial.org this Monday at 1pm ET to hear his story, honor the service members and civilians who perished on that fateful day, and celebrate the lives of those he saved.

#PearlHarbor #WreathLaying

Please join us on Monday, December 7th at 1pm ET for a Virtual Wreath Laying Ceremony to commemorate the 79th anniversar...
12/03/2020

Please join us on Monday, December 7th at 1pm ET for a Virtual Wreath Laying Ceremony to commemorate the 79th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Where: U.S. Navy Memorial Homepage

When: Monday, December 7th at 1pm Eastern (ET)

Honored Guest Speaker: Joe Ann Taylor, daughter of Pearl Harbor survivor Chief Petty Officer Joe George

Featuring: US Navy Ceremonial Guard

When it's time, simply go to our homepage at www.NavyMemorial.org to watch the event!

Original photo by Jeff Malet Photography

#PearlHarbor #WreathLaying

#WednesdayWisdom It's often said, "Chiefs don't run the Navy, they make the Navy run." Do you agree? Photo by Jeff Malet...
12/02/2020

#WednesdayWisdom It's often said, "Chiefs don't run the Navy, they make the Navy run." Do you agree?

Photo by Jeff Malet Photography

11/30/2020
USNM Interview of Steve Mooney Part One Joining the Navy in 1969 & Reporting to the USS Keppler

Our #VeteranOfTheWeek is ETN2 Steve Mooney, who joined the U.S. Navy in 1969 and served on the USS Keppler during the Vietnam War.

View Part 1 of his video interview series here:
https://youtu.be/RYDrpo3njY4

To watch it in full or see more #StoriesOfService, visit www.NavyMemorial.org or our YouTube channel.

The United States Navy Memorial presents: Tales From The Navy Log “Our mission is to honor and preserve the stories of our Nation’s past, so that we may neve...

We are excited to be a part of the global #GivingTuesday movement tomorrow, Dec 1st. Stop by our page to suppor...
11/30/2020

We are excited to be a part of the global #GivingTuesday movement tomorrow, Dec 1st. Stop by our page to support our nation’s Sea Service members OR become a member of the #NavyMemorial instead for ongoing benefits. Photo: Jeff Malet Photography

https://www.navymemorial.org/support-us-membership

Next Tuesday is #GivingTuesday, the perfect opportunity to Honor, Recognize and Celebrate our Sea Service members from a...
11/28/2020

Next Tuesday is #GivingTuesday, the perfect opportunity to Honor, Recognize and Celebrate our Sea Service members from afar by supporting our mission. And with Facebook matching donations to eligible non-profits, your contribution will have twice the impact!

Keep an eye out for our fundraiser next week OR create one of your own. We are truly grateful for your support in helping us pay tribute to these incredible individuals for generations to come!

Learn more about our mission at www.NavyMemorial.org

Happy Thanksgiving from YOUR Navy Memorial! We are truly grateful for your support, and wish you a safe and fulfilling h...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from YOUR Navy Memorial! We are truly grateful for your support, and wish you a safe and fulfilling holiday!

#TuesdayThoughts “How much is freedom worth to you? How do we not afford it?... We’re going to have to make some tough c...
11/24/2020

#TuesdayThoughts “How much is freedom worth to you? How do we not afford it?... We’re going to have to make some tough choices.” - U.S. Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite during the U.S. Navy Memorial's latest SITREP

Watch the full recording at www.NavyMemorial.org

Learn more: https://bit.ly/396j5Me

Certain overseas NEX locations will participate in events, giveaways and open on Thanksgiving Day to support Sailors not...
11/23/2020
Overseas NEX Supports Sailors on Thanksgiving Day

Certain overseas NEX locations will participate in events, giveaways and open on Thanksgiving Day to support Sailors not able to travel or be with loved ones and provide holiday cheer.

“We always strive to bring a bit of home to wherever a Sailor is stationed, especially around the holiday season when our Navy’s warfighters need it most.” - Lisa Brennan, General Manger, NEX Naples Complex

Learn more: https://www.navy.mil/Press-Office/Press-Releases/display-pressreleases/Article/2424795/overseas-nex-supports-sailors-on-thanksgiving-day/

#MondayMotivation

Select overseas NEX locations will participate in various events, giveaways and open on Thanksgiving Day to support Sailors not able to travel or be with loved ones. In addition to coordination with

11/23/2020
MyNavy HR

#MondayMotivation Take a moment to pause and reflect on what we're celebrating this week.

Fleet Master Chief Wes Koshoffer sends on Thanksgiving wishes and encourages everyone to look out for one another this holiday season. This message is worth a listen.

#FlashbackFriday In these socially-distant times, our memories are more meaningful than ever! We want to see photos from...
11/20/2020

#FlashbackFriday In these socially-distant times, our memories are more meaningful than ever!

We want to see photos from your visit to the Navy Memorial! It could be a selfie with the Lone Sailor, a close-up of your favorite bronze relief, highlights from a current/past exhibit, or anything else you captured!

Share them below in the comments ⬇️

Photo by Jeff Malet Photography

11/19/2020
USNM Interview of Andrew Telymonde Part One Joining the Navy in 1961 and Memories of Great Lakes

Our #VeteranOfTheWeek is Andrew Telymonde, who served on the USS Shenandoah AD 26, USS Robert A Owens DD 827, USS Stoddard DD 566, and trained on Skipjack Submarines. In this video interview series, he shares his memories of joining the Navy, serving through harsh weather conditions, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and more.

Part 1: https://youtu.be/-82sMSdRcmU

To watch the full series or see more #StoriesOfService, visit NavyMemorial.org or our YouTube channel.

The United States Navy Memorial presents: Tales From The Navy Log “Our mission is to honor and preserve the stories of our Nation’s past, so that we may neve...

#TriviaTuesday Who was the only Navy Chief Petty Officer to also be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame? (Tip: He was...
11/17/2020

#TriviaTuesday Who was the only Navy Chief Petty Officer to also be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

(Tip: He was a legendary pitcher for the Cleveland Indians and missed nearly 4 of his prime seasons to serve in WWII)

Original photo by Jeff Malet Photography; Year of the Chief catalog

11/12/2020
USNM Interview of Charles Rickabaugh Part One Joining the Navy & Reporting to San Diego in 1965

Thank you to everyone who tuned in for our #VeteransDay Wreath Laying Ceremony yesterday!

Our #VeteranOfTheWeek is Sonarman 1st Class Charles E. Rickabaugh, who served on the USS Moale DD 693 and USS Charles Berry DE 1035 during the Cold War. Throughout this video series, he shares detailed accounts of tracking a Soviet Submarine and Soviet Fleet Exercises.

Part 1: https://youtu.be/INJkO6Y37ts

To watch the rest of the series or see more #StoriesOfService, visit NavyMemorial.org or our YouTube channel.

The United States Navy Memorial presents: Tales From The Navy Log “Our mission is to honor and preserve the stories of our Nation’s past, so that we may neve...

Today on #VeteransDay and every day, we Honor, Recognize & Celebrate all who have served our great nation - both active ...
11/11/2020

Today on #VeteransDay and every day, we Honor, Recognize & Celebrate all who have served our great nation - both active duty and retired. Remember to join us at 1pm ET for a special virtual Wreath Laying Ceremony by going to: www.NavyMemorial.org

Photo by Jeff Malet Photography

11/11/2020
U.S. Marine Corps

Happy 245th Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps! Today we Honor, Recognize & Celebrate all of the men and women who have served, are serving, or will serve as a #Marine.

#SemperFi

Lasting Legacy

In his 245th Marine Corps birthday message, Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced a future U.S. Navy ship will honor a Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient.

Who's excited to see the United States Navy Band and US Navy Ceremonial Guard perform during our #VeteransDay Wreath Lay...
11/10/2020

Who's excited to see the United States Navy Band and US Navy Ceremonial Guard perform during our #VeteransDay Wreath Laying Ceremony tomorrow?

Go to our homepage tomorrow at 1pm ET to see them in action and help us Honor, Recognize & Celebrate our nation's Veterans!

https://www.navymemorial.org/

Photo by Jeff Malet Photography

🗓 Mark Your Calendars 🗓Please join us on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 for our Virtual Veterans Day Wreath Laying Ceremony...
11/09/2020

🗓 Mark Your Calendars 🗓

Please join us on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 for our Virtual Veterans Day Wreath Laying Ceremony. This event will begin at 1:00pm ET directly on our homepage – no registration required:
https://www.navymemorial.org/

Honored Guest Speaker: Dr. David F. Winkler, PHd, Retired Navy Reserve Commander and Historian; Author of Tribute to a Generation

Featuring the United States Navy Band & US Navy Ceremonial Guard

11/08/2020
The United States Air Force Band

Percussion 🥁 on Navy Memorial Plaza and beyond! Thank you to the U.S. Air Force Band and everyone else involved for creating and sharing this #VeteransDay tribute!

PERCUSSION PRECISION | As we join together on Veterans Day this year, we celebrate our servicemen and women through the power of a joint service musical collaboration. The United States Air Force Band joined with percussionists from The Marine Band, Army Band, and Coast Guard Band to bring you a reimagined rendition of the American patriotic classic, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”. Arranged by USAF Band composer and staff arranger, Master Sgt. John Bliss, this piece is a tribute to the excellence demonstrated throughout all branches of the United States military, exemplifying the uniting spirit of Veteran’s Day. Also, congratulations and well done to Master Sgt. John Bliss on his 24 years of service to his country as he prepares for retirement! And finally, special thanks to the Army Presidential Salute Battery, Old Guard, who took the time to set up the 2 cannons for our video shoot!

#honor #inspire #MusicConnects #BandTogether #percussion

The United States Army Band | United States Coast Guard Band | "The President's Own" United States Marine Band | 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) | Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall | Air Force Memorial | US Navy Memorial | National Park Service | United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE | Percussive Arts Society

CREDITS:
Colonel Don Schofield - Executive Producer
Master Sgt. Adam Green - Producer
Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Hoffmann, Master Sgt Jeremy Koch - Videographers
Technical Sgt. Tim Hilgert - Video Editor
Technical Sgt. Jim Woolf - Audio Engineer

MUSICIANS:
‣ Master Sgt. Adam Green, The United States Air Force Band “Chief’s Own” - marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, orchestral bells, field drum
‣ Sergeant 1st Class Sidonie McCray, The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” - vibraphone, xylophone, orchestral bells
‣ Master Sgt. Kenneth Wolin, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band - xylophone, shekere, vibraphone, orchestral bells, field drum
‣ Staff Sgt. Michael Hopkins, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band - orchestral bells, cowbell, vibraphone, xylophone
‣ Musician Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Lassell, The United States Coast Guard Band - drum set, vibraphone, xylophone, orchestral bells

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The mission of the United States Navy Memorial is to Honor, Recognize and Celebrate the men and women of the Sea Services, past, present and future; and to inform the public about their service.

The United States Navy Memorial is the triumph of a centuries-old dream for America’s Sea Services. When architect Pierre L'Enfant designed Washington, DC, he envisioned a memorial that would celebrate the rich heritage of the United States Navy, dating back to 1775 when a force of eight small wooden ships fought and won its first battle at sea.

L'Enfant's vision would be realized over two hundred years later. Navy legend and former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Arleigh Burke decided there was enough “talk” about a Navy Memorial and that it was time to act. Burke and his Navy colleagues, including former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Tom Moore and former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Elmo "Bud" Zumwalt worked together to form a non-profit organization called the “United States Navy Memorial Foundation” in the spring of 1977.

Under the leadership of Rear Admiral William Thompson, USN (Ret.), the United States Navy Memorial sought and received the blessing of Congress to construct a memorial on public land in the District of Columbia. A bill was introduced in the Senate and House in 1978 and was signed into law by President Carter – a U.S. Naval Academy graduate – in 1980. It would be built on the recently redeveloped Pennsylvania Avenue, also known as “America’s main street” for its prime location between the White House and Capitol Building.

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1967 life aboard a USN ship USS Dahlgren (DLG-12)recorded by my father Larry B Tucker.
Star Spangled Banner - Rock Version (demo)
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I know it's still early, but I was just wondering when the COTA concert schedule is announced, US Navy Memorial? Thank you.