The US Money Reserve, established in 2001 is one of the largest private distributors of gold, silver, and platinum products. And in partnering with The US Navy Memorial Foundation, they are about to inspire sea service men, women, and children with a stunning reminder of “A date which will forever live in infamy”. December 7, 1941, marks one of the darkest days in the history of The United States. The attack on Pearl Harbor was one of the most iconic moments in war history, as well as American history.
The seven foot statue, set in bronze and weighing 1000 pounds, will feature a second component consisting of the sailor’s bag and cleat and weighing 700 pounds. The base of the statue will also incorporate steel from the USS Arizona, giving the Lone Sailor a base of living history to stand upon.
While the statue itself is the brainchild of Stanley Bleifeld, the US Navy Memorial’s Official Sculptor, the funding for the statue itself will come directly from a portion of the proceeds from US Money Reserve’s sales of it’s exclusive 75th anniversary Pearl Harbor Gold and Silver Coins according to a kusi.com article. As John Totushek so elegantly stated, “This beautiful coin represents not only an important inflection point in our nation’s history, but it is a remembrance of the greatest generation who went on to win this war”.Coming from the President and CEO of the US Navy Memorial Foundation, this is high praise.
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