Lone Sailor Statue City Program
The Lone Sailor statue is the iconic symbol representing the United States Navy Memorial’s mission to Honor, Recognize, and Celebrate the men and women of the Sea Services, past, present, and future; and Inform the public about their service. These meaningful statues provide a reminder to active duty, veterans, and civilians that they serve a grateful nation.
The Navy Memorial's Statue City Program began in 1997 with the placement of a Lone Sailor statue at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, IL. There are fifteen Lone Sailor Statues around the world, including the original on the Navy Memorial Plaza in Washington, DC. To learn more about installing a statue in your city, contact Brenda Osuch.
Lone Sailor Statue on Guam
Guam is known as the “Ellis Island of the Pacific” because it has served as a gateway to America for so many. Our next statue will be a reminder of the historic & lasting relationship those refugees have with members of the US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
Lone Sailor Statue on Hawaii
Our newest Lone Sailor statue was dedicated on 13 October 2017 - the Navy’s 242nd birthday. This statue stands watch over the USS Arizona Memorial, a resting place for those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7th, 1941.