Due to the Fiesta DC Parade on Saturday September 21st stop #14 the American History Museum, stop #15 the Natural History Museum, stop #16 the Newseum, and stop #17 the Portrait Gallery will be closed all day.
On Sunday stop #3 the National Archives, stop #16 the Newseum, and stop #17 the Portrait Gallery will be closed all day due to the Fiesta DC Festival.
Dedicated in May of 1923, the marker memorializes the 150 sailors who lost their lives on the cutter ships Tampa and Seneca which sank within a week of each other during World War I. Today the memorial is for all Coast Guard service members. Adorned with a seagull which represents the tireless vigil of the guard and the words Semper Paratus meaning “Always Ready”, the motto of the Coast Guard, the memorial is a must see for all.