National Seabee Memorial

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National Seabee Memorial
Seabee Memorial - looking N - Arlington National Cemetery - 2011.JPG
The memorial in 2011
Location Arlington, Virginia, United States
Designer Felix de Weldon

The National Seabee Memorial is a sculpture and Seabee memorial by Felix de Weldon, installed along George Washington Memorial Parkway in Arlington, Virginia. The memorial features panels depicting seabee missions since 1942. According to the CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation, the figure at the center of the memorial depicts a "bare-chested, muscular SEABEE, rifle slung over one shoulder, offering a helping hand to a small child."[1]

Gold-colored inscriptions above and below the panels read "SEABEES CAN DO" and "With willing hearts and skillful hands, the difficult we do at once. The impossible takes a bit longer!", respectively.[1] The base which supports the figure sculpture is the inscribed text: "With compassion for others / we build – we fight / for peace with freedom".[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "National Seabee Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia". CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 38°53′06″N 77°03′45″W / 38.88498°N 77.06263°W / 38.88498; -77.06263