Lone sailor statue in washington dc

The Lone Sailor© statue took command of his place on the memorial October 13, 1987, during the dedication ceremony of United States Navy Memorial on 7th and Pennsylvania Ave. The celebration was held during the 212th birthday of the United States Navy. 

The first Lone Sailor statue was created by sculptor Stanley Bleifeld and was funded through a national appeal to service members, veterans and friends of the Sea Services.