Lone Sailor Memorial

The Long Beach Lone Sailor is a replica of the original Lone Sailor statue, cast by artist Stanley Bleifeld, located on the granite plaza that forms the amphitheater of the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. Although the artist has created several Lone Sailor memorials throughout the United States, the Long Beach Lone Sailor is the only one that overlooks the ocean. All others are located inland while one overlooks the San Francisco Bay.

This magnificent bronze statue was placed on the bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, on Ocean Boulevard at Paloma Avenue in Long Beach, on October 13, 2004, the 229th anniversary of the creation of the United States Navy. The dedication of the statue was held on December 11, 2004 in memory of the many brave men and women who gave their lives on December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor.

As a former Navy town that once was home to the Long Beach Navy Base it is fitting that Long Beach is the site of this striking Memorial commemorating the past and present service of all men and women who have served and continue to serve our nation on the seas.

The City of Long Beach is honored to be the home of a countless number of brave sailors and is especially proud to be home to one more lone sailor.