Hi Everyone -

Please join us for the next in our regular monthly series of free Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures, entitled "The U.S. Navy Memorial" on Tuesday, October 8th from 1:00 - 1:45 pm ET in the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building's John Muir Room.

Like most of our national monuments and memorials, the endeavors of many helped create the U.S. Navy Memorial. Rear Admiral William Thompson, USN (ret.) spearheaded those efforts, working to fulfill the vision Admiral Arleigh Burke had of a long overdue memorial to the Navy in Washington, DC. Thompson’s combined background of service at sea and his talents as a public information officer promoting the Navy made him an effective leader in securing the talents and support of many artists, donors, and politicians. Dedicated in 1987 and located on Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. (between 7th and 9th Streets), the U.S. Navy Memorial honors the brave men and women of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine – past, present and future.

Please join Park Ranger Michael Balis as he looks at one of the more recent additions to the monuments and memorials of Washington, DC, the U.S. Navy Memorial. Ranger Balis will discuss the impetus behind the drive to realize Admiral Burke’s dream, the choice of its location, and the symbolism associated with its many features.

To register for this program, please go to the following link:


Please also note that we will be offering WebEx webinar access for this program.  If you are interested in remote live access to this program, please note it on the online registration form.

If the registration link above does not work at your location, you may also register using the Library's online Contact Form at https://www.doi.gov/library/interior-library-contact-form.  Please list the title of the program on the subject line and let us know if you wish to receive webinar access information.

The John Muir Room is located in the basement level of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, adjacent to the cafeteria.  The Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building is located at 1849 C Street, NW in Washington, DC.

You may contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at library@ios.doi.gov for more information about this program and/or directions.   For more information about DOI Library resources and services, please visit the DOI Library's website, located at http://www.doi.gov/library.

We hope you can join us in person or virtually on October 8th!


George Franchois
Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS)
1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151, MS 1151
Washington, DC 20240
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Phone: (202) 208-3796
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