Monday, November 19, 2007

Those Who Go Down To The Sea In Ships

It’s very likely that every large port city has a memorial to those who lost their lives while sailing one of the seven seas. Astoria is no exception; our memorial is located beneath the big bridge and behind the big white building known as Suomi Hall. The Astoria Maritime Memorial Park is dedicated to the memory of those who have served the maritime industry. It is also dedicated to the brave men and woman of the U. S. Coast Guard who have lost their lives with serving on the Columbia River.

The park is a great place to visit and to spend a few moments in quiet contemplation. It also affords unmatched views of the Columbia River.

The park's entrance with the Columbia River and Washington state in the background.

Attached to the memorial's walls are black granite tablets engraved with the names of those who served in the maritime industry. The tablet depicted commemorates the brave men of the USS Astoria who were lost while serving during World War II.

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