Sail Monument Dedicated Pave Walkway
Purchase a beautifully engraved paver and become an official
piece of the USS Groton Sail Monument. Your paver will add your name or a loved
one’s name to this lasting public monument celebrating our region’s contribution
to our Natin’s defense.
This monument will provide a place for celebration, an
educational backdrop to the evolution of the submarine industry and submarine
service, a site for generations to reflect on the service of their family and
friends, and a welcoming landmark for all.
For more than 100 years, Groton has been considered to be
the Submarine Capital of the World. Here on the banks of the Thames River, hundreds
of submarines have been built by the men and women of Electric Boat, the nation’s
first submarine base was established, and hundreds of thousands of submariners
have been trained at Sub School. Yet no lasting monument exists to recognize the
men and women who build, design, operate. And maintain the United States Navy’s
We are now focused on building a lasting public monument to
celebrate our region’s contribution to our nation’s defense. The centerpiece of
the monument will be the USS Groton’s sail and rudder, which will serve as a
permanent tribute to the Navy’s submarine community, past, present, and future.