The U.S. Money Reserve Donates Funds For A Lone Sailor Statue
The U.S. Money Reserve and the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation have joined forces to erect a seven foot, bronze Lone Sailor Statue at Pearl Harbor. The Lone Sailor has long been the symbol of the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. It represents the values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty. The statue is to pay gratitude to those who have served in the Sea Services. It is the hope of everyone involved that the statue will create excitement within the younger generation to join the Sea Services as well as honor those who have already served as well as those still serving.
According to the original article that appeared on Kusi, the U.S. Money Reserve is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor coins to pay for the statue. The gold and silver coins were created to honor the events that happened during the attack on Pearl Harbor. John Toushek, the President and CEO of the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, stated that the beautifully crafted coins serve a two-fold purpose. The first one being a reflection of that time period in history, but also as a remembrance of the generation who ended up winning the war.
Stanley Bleifled is the creator of the statue. He also serves as the official sculptor to the U.S. Navy Memorial. The 1700 pound statue was created as two pieces. The first piece being the sailor and the second being his sea bag and cleat. Steel taken from the USS Arizona was used it creating the base for the Lone Sailor Statue.