ⓘ American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial

                                     

ⓘ American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial

The American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial, located in San Pedro, California, was commissioned to honor merchant marine veterans from all wars. It consists of a black wall, similar to the Vietnam Memorial, listing the names of merchant seaman lost at sea during time of war, and a bronze statue.

The statue, depicting one merchant seaman helping another climb Jacobs ladder during a rescue at sea, was designed by Jasper DAmbrosi Wilmington, California. On 1 August 1986, shortly after its original design was adopted, and before he began the final model, DAmbrosi died. His two sons, mark and Michael DAmbrosi created by the extension was thrown at the family Foundry, Arizona bronze, in 1987, as a tribute to his father.

A bronze plaque on the memorial States, "of the Navy of the United States and faithfully served our country during war and peace carriage of goods in any corner of the world. This memorial is dedicated to those brave men and women of all races, creeds and colors, who answered the call to service".

American merchant marine veterans memorial is located on the corner of South Harbor Boulevard and West sixth street in San Pedro, California.