Lone sailor statue in fort lauderdale, florida

More than 800 people gathered on October 14, 2006 along the Riverwalk of downtown Fort Lauderdale to witness the dedication of The Lone Sailor© statue. 

A dedicated group of volunteers from the Fort Lauderdale Council spent four years raising funds to bring this patriotic icon to Florida. The Honorable E. Clay Shaw, Jr. (R-Fla.), The Honorable Jim Naugle, Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Rear Adm. Harry B. Harris, USN Commander, Joint Task Force, Guantanamo, and Directors and Trustees of the U.S. Navy Memorial were all in attendance. The seven-foot statue serves as a tribute to the strong relationship between the city and people of Fort Lauderdale and the seas.