A 10-foot-tall monolith encircled by 17 granite slabs was dedicated on the one-year anniversary of the USS Cole's Oct. 12, 2000, attack. Station on a site overlooking Willoughby Bay where ships leaving and returning from sea pass by. A 10-foot pillar of mahogany granite is the centerpiece of the design.
At its top, the granite slopes 45 degrees, a symbolic salute to passing ships. The names of those who died are inscribed on two brass plaques. A third plaque in between reads: ``In lasting tribute to their honor, courage and commitment.''
USS Cole Memorial
Norfolk Naval Station