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Meet the Navy-Merchant Marine Memorial on Columbia Island


There's one rather popular Navy Memorial in Penn Quarter with an accompanying fountain and attached Metro Station, but that's not the one being profiled today. There are multiple war memorials throughout the District, after all, and often more than one dedicated to the same person or event. The Navy-Merchant Marine Memorial in Lady Bird Johnson Park on Columbia Island is devoid of running water features, but the marine theme still plays into the aluminum sculpture. It was designed by Harvey Wiley Corbett in 1922 but the sculpture by Ernesto Begni del Piatta of the wave and seven seagulls wasn't dedicated until 1934. The memorial is a tribute to the members of the Navy and the Mechant Marine that lost their lives during World War I.
· Navy-Merchant Marine Memorial [Wikipedia]
· All Hidden Memorials [CDC]