POTD 2018/030. Navy–Merchant Marine Memorial in January
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
By J.W. Remington Photographics
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The Navy–Merchant Marine Memorial, located in Lady Bird Johnson Park on Columbia Island in Washington, DC, is a monument honoring sailors of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Merchant Marines who died at sea during World War I. It was designed by American architect Harvey Wiley Corbett in 1922 and sculpted by Ernesto Begni del Piatta. It was dedicated on October 18, 1934.

Nicknamed "Waves and Gulls," the memorial depicts seven seagulls above the crest of a wave. It is cast from aluminum and the base is made of green granite (the base was originally concrete but replaced by the Works Progress Administration in 1940). It stands 35 feet tall and 30 feet wide.

The memorial reads, "To the strong souls and ready valor of those men of the United States who in the Navy, the Merchant Marine and other paths of Activity upon the waters of the world have given life or still offer it in the performance of heroic deeds this monument is dedicated by a grateful people."

1/500 sec at f/11, ISO 100
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens at 21mm

I hope you enjoy today's J.W. Remington Photographics' Photo of the Day for January 30, 2018!

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