Memorial Day weekend 2018
The “On Eternal Patrol Memorial Reef” will be the first-ever undersea memorial to honor lost submarines and their crews that made the ultimate sacrifice. Comprised of 66 reef balls, the On Eternal Patrol Memorial Reef will be comprised of 65 reef balls, one for each US-manned submarine that never returned and remain ‘On Eternal Patrol,’ and a single reef ball honoring those lost in non-sinking incidents.
Each reef ball, decorated and personalized with a detailed plaque, will be given full military honors and flags by an honor guard on Memorial Day weekend 2018. For many of these veterans, this will be the first time they have been recognized.