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ABOUT THE MEMORIAL

WAYS TO SUPPORT

All donations for this project will be earmarked for the NSO Memorial and its maintenance. Any donations in excess of our goal will go towards funding our programs benefiting the Navy Special Operations Community.

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CONCEPT

The NSO Memorial not only honors our fallen Navy Special Operations (NSO) heroes, but its unique and original design simultaneously promotes healing and wellness for those who are still among us.

NSOF and NEODA have worked diligently to ensure that meaning has been embedded in every detail of this project.

PATHWAYS

Consisting of an intricately soothing paved pathway leading to the monument, the NSO memorial has been designed with keeping visitors in mind and those remembered close to heart. 

Pavers throughout the pathway can be customized with your own personalized message or dedication. Funds raised through this campaign will be used for the construction and maintenance of the NSO Memorial.

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EVOLUTION OF NSO

Along the pathway, plinths topped with bronze plaques depicting detailed, historical sceneries will display the intricate story of the development of the Navy EOD Operator and Navy Diver throughout history.

These plaques will allow visitors to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the legacy and contributions of the Navy Special Operations Community, and the courage, sacrifice, and ingenuity that have propelled these elite forces forward.

THE CENTERPIECE

The labyrinth design at the base of the monument promotes reflective thinking, mindfulness, and holistic well-being. Erected upon the circular labyrinth are four pillars that lead the eye upwards toward the main archway.

 

The archway, which symbolizes strength & support, lightness & openness within density, as well as a threshold through which one passes to enter another kind of time and space, will include the names of fallen NEOD operators and Navy Divers.

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NOVEMBER-1 AND RED DIVER

The innermost pillars will feature bronzed relief statues depicting the November 1 (N-1) pictured left, which will represent the modern-day Navy EOD Operator, and the Red Diver, a MK-V, Deep Sea Diver statue representing the Navy Diver community.

Limited edition statuette replicas are available for purchase. All proceeds will be used to fund the construction and maintenance of the NSO Memorial.

LOCATION AND FUTURE

The NSO Memorial, currently under construction on the east side of the EODGRUTWO building at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story, is designed to be accessible and inclusive for the community it honors.

 

With the intention of replicating the memorial on the West Coast for EODGRUONE, our design allows for easy replication in the near future.

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WAYS TO SUPPORT

All donations for this project will be earmarked for the NSO Memorial and its maintenance. Any donations in excess of our goal will go towards funding our programs benefiting the Navy Special Operations Community.

OUR VISION

The NSO Memorial will honor our fallen Navy Special Operations (NSO) heroes while simultaneously promoting healing and wellness for those who are still among us through its unique and original design.

NSOF

This Memorial is proudly presented by the Navy Special Operations Foundation in partnership with the Navy EOD Association. All donations made through NSOF are tax deductible.

OUR COMMUNITY

The NSO Community comprises exceptional Navy Divers and elite Navy EOD Operators. These courageous warriors exemplify what it means to be a Protector First, and a Warrior Always.

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