Foundation Committee Co-Chair Marcus Hensley proudly welcomes visitors to the
Arizona Silent Service Memorial at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza on Dedication Day, 28 September 2020.
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Please note: the offical
dedication of the ASSM will take place on 17 April 2021. Be sure to mark your
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embedded at the ASSM.
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Welcome to the
Arizona Silent Service Memorial
The Arizona Silent
Service Memorial (ASSM) monument now stands at the Wesley Bolin
Memorial Plaza located in the “front yard” of the Arizona State Capitol
Complex, 1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ. It is the 33rd memorial at the
Plaza where visitors will find various statutes memorializing organizations,
people, and events.
The ASSM stands as the
Plaza's only tribute to the United States Navy's "silent service" and all submarines and submarine
veterans who have served, are serving, or will serve our nation. The ASSM
memorial began as a concept and over a six-year period evolved to its completion
through the hard work and dedication Phoenix, Arizona Perch Base Chapter of the
United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI) members, their friends and families.
These submarine veterans conceptually developed the monument, sought and
achieved approval from the Arizona State Legislature, raised the necessary
funds to construct the monument's features and achieve its presence as the only
and one-of-a-kind monument dedicated to submarine veterans.
Through the dedication,
leadership and committment of corporations, individuals, and businesses from
across the country, the monument was dedicated in a special "Lei Cutting" Ceremony on 28 September
2020, the day it was officially opened to the public.
This unique monument
includes many historic tributes and powerful symbolic features that honors our nation's mighty
submarine force since it was established by the U.S.Navy on 11 April, 1900. The
major feature of the monument is the center piece, created by a submariner.
This piece, all mounted on a 32,000 pound trapazoid base, depicts a scaled
replica of a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine surfacing in an
emergency blow from the depths of the ocean and captures it as it bursts through
the surface. Behind stands the Lost Boat Wall that honors the sixty-five U.S.
Navy submarines that have been lost at-sea along engraved with the dates they
were lost and the number of crew men that lost their lives.
As you tour the monument
you will walk over over hundreds of memorial
brick pavers that pay tribute to these losses embedded in the 4,200 capacity
paver walking area. Corporations, businesses, organizations both domestic and
foreign, have all joined to pay special tributes to the "silent service" and
those who have proudly served our nation. As you continue your tour, you will
find numerous bronze plaques and symbols that identify and recognize special
people and organizations who help make this monument a reality and a special
place to visit and honor those who serve in this unique volunteer
For those who have supported this project, a heartfelt
THANK YOU! You have helped tremendously in achieving the goal of the United
States Veterans to perpetuate the memory of all submariners
with this monument.