The United States Navy Memorial Foundation and the United States Reserve have raised money to go toward a Lone Sailor statue. The statue will be bronze and will be put in Pearl Harbor. The statues is dedicated to all the men and women who have served, currently served or will serve in the Sea Services. It represents respect, devotion to duty and honor. Yahoo released an article recently that covered the story and gave some additional details about the statue and where the money came from.
Much of the money according to kusi.com was raised through the United State’s Money Reserve’s effort to sell the 75th Pearl Harbor anniversary coins. The coins came in gold and silver and were meant to commemorate the events of December 7, 1941. The money was then donated to the United States Naval Memorial Foundation. The statues that the funds are being raised for was created by a United States Navy Memorial official sculptor, Stanley Bleifeld. The statue has two parts. The first part is the sailor and the second part is his cleat and sea bag. The sailor weights about 1 thousand pounds and is 7 feet tall. The cleat and sea bag weight about 7 hundred pounds. And a special addition to the piece will be the base of the statue. It will be made from steel off of the U.S.S. Arizona.
The United States Money Reserve is a private distributor of platinum silver and gold. It is one of the largest in the world and is based in Austin Texas. However, it is actually a Delaware state registered corporation. It was founded in 2001 and produces both United States and foreign government-issued gold, platinum and silver legal tender products.