Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Lone Sailor

Keeping watch over the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, DC is The Lone Sailor. This bronze sculpture is a tribute to all personnel of the sea services. I love this quote about the sculpture:
"You would want this guy at your battle station when it's not a drill," former Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Billy C. Sanders says of The Lone Sailor©. "He is the classic American sailor. That statue looks like bronze, but there is plenty of salt, paint, sweat, fuel oil and courage stirred in." 
Replicas of this statue also watch over 12 locations throughout the United States in such places as Connecticut, South Carolina, California and Illinois. He looks so life-like especially when you examine his face.

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