A press release on Business Wire announced the dedication of the Navy SEAL Memorial, the only Memorial dedicated to the U.S. Navy SEALs and their predecessors, scheduled for November 7, 2010, Sunday.
November 7 is the last day of Muster XXV, the 25th celebration of the Annual Muster Weekend, where SEALs and former SEALs and Navy Frogmen gather to swap stories and build camaraderie and friendship, renewing that unique bond that only they can share.
The Memorial is located at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida. Its evolution – from raising funds to choosing the right design to commemorate U.S. Navy SEALs – has been documented in several of our previous posts.
The artist behind the Navy SEAL Memorial is Roy Shifrin, who used the legacy of the SEALs and their traditions as an inspiration. The sculpture is cast entirely in bronze and is set upon a granite pedestal, which, in turn, stands within a small pool. The Memorial also features the names of the 252 SEALs and Frogmen who lost their lives in the line of duty, while in combat or training for combat, since the Second World War.
Attending the dedication ceremonies are Admiral Eric T. Olson, Commander of the United States Special Operations Command; Medal of Honor recipient and SEAL Tom Norris; and World War II veteran and UDT-5 member Harold Hall. The relatives and friends of fallen SEALs, whose memories are being commemorated by this Memorial, are encouraged to attend.
Fort Pierce, Florida, is the birth place of the Navy SEALs.