In conjunction with the U.S. Navy Memorial, U.S. Money Reserve will unveil the new construction of a Lone Sailor Statue© at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, HI. The Statue will be installed at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, standing watch over the USS Arizona Memorial.
Today, October 13th, also marks one of national pride as it is the official birthday of the U.S. Navy. This year the Navy celebrates 242 years since authorization as the first American naval force. Unveiling the Lone Sailor on the Navy’s birthday is another way to show respect and pride for the maritime forces. A ceremony will start at 8am HST, with the first half celebrating the Navy’s birthday then transitioning into the statue dedication.
“Our company feels truly privileged to have helped with the construction of the Lone Sailor Statue,” said Philip N. Diehl, president of U.S. Money Reserve. “We must remember that our dedicated and patriotic customers also played a role in this monumental event.”
A majority of the funding for the seven-foot bronze statue came directly from a portion of the proceeds of U.S. Money Reserve’s sales from its exclusive 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Gold and Silver Coins. The 75thAnniversary Pearl Harbor Coin beautifully and respectfully honors the events of December 7, 1941, “A date which will live in infamy.”
“The Lone Sailor Statue is a patriotic symbol of appreciation to the brave men and women in the Sea Services who voluntarily risk their lives to protect freedom,” added Angela Koch, CEO of U.S. Money Reserve. “The Lone Sailor is the iconic image of the U.S. Navy Memorial. It embodies honor, respect and devotion to duty. We feel honored to help solidify America’s appreciation into a beautifully sculpted statue.”
The bronze statue is the creation of Stanley Bleifeld, the U.S. Navy Memorial’s official sculptor. The statue contains two pieces—the Sailor who stands 7 feet tall and weighs approximately 1000 lbs., and his sea bag and cleat weighing 700 lbs. Uniquely, Bleifeld incorporated steel from the USS Arizona into the base of the Lone Sailor Statue.
“We are thankful to U.S. Money Reserve for helping to make this event happen. This statue stands watch looking across the harbor at the Arizona and USS Missouri as a sign of America’s respect and appreciation,” said retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Frank Thorp, president and CEO of the U.S. Navy Memorial. “We could not have installed this statue without the support of U.S. Money Reserve. They are a great partner for the U.S. Navy Memorial and the men and women of the U.S. Navy.”
U.S. Money Reserve partnered with the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation since the launch of its Pearl Harbor coin series last year.
For more information or to speak with company leadership at U.S. Money Reserve, please contact Christol Farris at 512-568-9991 or [email protected] or Lacy Jansson at [email protected] or visit www.usmoneyreserve.com.
About U.S. Money Reserve
U.S. Money Reserve is one of the nation’s largest private distributors of U.S. government-issued gold, silver, and platinum products.
Founded in 2001, U.S. Money Reserve has grown into one of the world’s largest private distributors of U.S. and foreign government-issued gold, silver, and platinum legal tender products. Hundreds of thousands of clients across the country rely on U.S. Money Reserve to diversify their assets with physical precious metals, primarily in the form of U.S. gold and silver coins.
U.S. Money Reserve’s uniquely trained team includes coin research and numismatic professionals equipped with market knowledge to find products for precious metals buyers at every level. U.S. Money Reserve goes above the industry standard to provide superior customer service, with the goal of establishing a long-term relationship with each and every one of its customers. U.S. Money Reserve is based in Austin, Texas. Like them on Facebook, connect on LinkedIn, and follow on Twitter.
About the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
The U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation is a national nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to educate the public about the maritime heritage of the United States.
For more than 25 years the United States Navy Memorial Foundation has honored sea service warriors past and present. Located in our nation’s capital the memorial has inspired future service in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines. In addition to Memorial Plaza featuring the Lone Sailor Statue, Granite Sea and fountains, visitors will experience innovative, interactive, informative and awe-inspiring exhibits for all ages, including videos of aircraft flying overhead, and the Chief of Naval Operation’s welcome to the Navy Memorial. It remains a living memorial through ceremonies, concerts, book events, and other activities throughout the year. Support of the nonprofit United States Navy Memorial Foundation is key to continuing efforts to honor the sea services and remind the public of the service and sacrifices made by those standing watch to guard our nation. Call 202-737-2300 or visit www.navymemorial.org for more information.
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