Celebrating the legacy of Orlando’s Naval Training Center and the courage of those who served their country
The Lone Sailor represents core values of honor, courage and commitment—all of which are tenets of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Memorial will be located in the City of Orlando at Bluejacket Park in the old “grinder” area of the former Orlando Navy Recruit Training Center.
Much benefit can be drawn from this project for years to come, as the Lone Sailor and Naval Training Center Memorial site will be available for use for official commemorative services, veterans’ organizations, and civic groups for a wide variety of special events, ceremonies and patriotic services.
Orlando needs this Navy Memorial and the community’s support is needed to make it a reality. The Navy League wants you to share our dream of bringing the Lone Sailor to Orlando to celebrate the legacy of the Naval Training Center.
Orlando’s Naval Training Center Quick Facts:
- First commissioned in 1968
- Trained more than 650,000 sailors
- Brought over $500M annually into local economy
- Bluejacket Park is located on former Naval Training Center grounds
- There’s no official memorial to honor its legacy
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Game Plan Media teamed up with The Crosshairs to help raise awareness and support at what is now an annual 9/11 event. Read about our 2012 9/11 event in the Orlando Business Journal and also here in the Winter Park Observer
Game Plan Media continues to bring Lone Sailor Navy Memorial awareness through Public Relations and Community Events.
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The Lone Sailor statue will contain two pieces: the Sailor, who stands seven feet tall and weighs approximately 1,000 lbs., and his sea bag and cleat weighing 700 lbs. As part of the casting process, the bronze for the Lone Sailor will be mixed with artifacts from eight U.S. Navy ships provided by the curator for the Navy in the Naval Historical Center of the Washington Navy Yard.
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