Monday, June 11, 2012

Man in the Sea Memorial Monument

Senator Webb (D-VA) has sponsored S. Con. Res. 46, for the purpose of expressing support for the Man in the Sea Memorial Monument (MSMM) to honor military divers:

"Expressing the sense of Congress that an appropriate site at the former Navy Dive School at the Washington Navy Yard should be provided for the Man in the Sea Memorial Monument to honor the members of the Armed Forces who have served as divers and whose service in defense of the United States has been carried out beneath the waters of the world.

...Whereas United States Navy divers significantly contributed to the United States victory in the Cold War by diving on communications cables of the Soviet Union at extreme depths;...
Diver, Momsen Full Face Helmet

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that the Secretary of the Navy should provide an appropriate site at the former Navy Dive School at the Washington Navy Yard for the Man in the Sea Memorial Monument, to be paid for with private funds, to honor the members of the Armed Forces who have served as divers and whose service in defense of the United States has been carried out beneath the waters of the world, so long as the Secretary of the Navy has exclusive authority to approve the design and site of the monument."

The Homeland Security Policy Institute Group (HSPIG), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit is currently working on the MSMM conceptual design and fund raising.


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