Merchant Marine Memorial - Old Sacramento, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers
N 38° 34.805 W 121° 30.428
10S E 630033 N 4271236
Quick Description: The Memorial is located on the promenade on the east bank of the Sacramento River between Tower Bridge and Embassy Suites
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2008 6:52:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM4PBB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DudleyGrunt
Views: 23

Long Description:
The marker states:

Dedicated to all U.S. Merchant Marine Seamen

Members of the U.S. Merchant Marines serving world wide aboard U.S. Flag cargo ships during World War II suffered a greater percentage of war-related deaths than did all of the nation's regular armed forces combined. 733 U.S. Merchant ships were lost.

The Merchant Marine seamen suffered losses of 3.4% of the over 200,000 serving, with 6,798 killed. The total of all other armed services suffered losses of 1.78%.

We were granted U.S. Armed Forces veteran status January 19, 1986. National maritime day is May 22nd.

Paid for and installed by the members of the Sacramento Valley Chapter American Merchant Marine Veterans (AMMV) their families, and friends. This chapter was founded 2/1/91.
Relevent website: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
Open at all times


Entrance fees (if any):
Free


Parking coordinates: N 38° 34.837 W 121° 30.401

Date dedicated: 05/22/1998

Sponsor(s): Sacramento Valley Chapter American Merchant Marine Veterans and their family and friends

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