After 75 years, A Proposal to Erect a Bronze Sailor Statue At Pearl Harbor Is Being Planned
Fundraising is underway for a bronze statue to honor Naval men and women who risked their life for our country. This memorial according to kusi.com is being led by the joint efforts of the U.S. Money Reserve and the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. It will commemorate 75 years since the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
The reason a sailor stature is important is because it symbolizes two things. It stands for respect toward someone who is willing to fight for our freedom. This duty is not something everyone is able to do. Secondly, the stature also represents past Americans who have died in battle, present Naval men and women who are currently serving our country and future children who chose to serve in the Navy for their career.
Proceeds toward this monument will be taken out of profits from gold coins which will be sold by the U.S. Money Reserve. This coin commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The gold coin will serve to honor and remember the lives that were lost to maintain our country’s independence during World War II.
The Naval statue will be designed by Stanley Bleifeld. Bleifeld is the official sculptor chosen by the U.S. Navy. The memorial will be approximately 7 feet tall. Its substantial weight will be as much as 1000 pounds.
To honor past, current and future naval men and women, a bronze statue is being planned. Its home will be at Pearl Harbor, a fitting location for a Naval memorial.