The Brave Never Die...

though they sleep in dust, their courage nerves a thousand men.

                                                                     Minot J.Savage

though they sleep in dust, their courage nerves a thousand men.

                                                                     Minot J.Savage

A Sculpture by Douglas Alvord.

A Memorial to the Victims and Survivors of World War II U-Boat Attacks

 in the Waters off the Outer Banks of North Carolina

The veterans of our armed forces have earned the admiration and respect of the nation.  They are honored and remembered.  Others, non-combatants swept up in the merciless indifference of war, though not forgotten, receive little note.

 

They were wives and mothers, merchants, travelers, seamen, mechanics, teachers, and watermen.   People whose place in space and time involved them in the adventure, triumph, and tragedy that compose the history of a nation.  They too, deserve to be recognized and remembered by present and future generations.

 

Unrestricted submarine warfare, intent on destroying American shipping destined for Great Britain, created unintentional victims.  Men, women, and children suddenly found themselves in a life and death struggle on a roiling ocean. Thousands perished.  Some, with the aid of courageous, compassionate Outer Banks coastal residents, persevered.

 

We ask your help to create and produce the sculpture The Brave Never Die at Hatteras on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the many U-Boat attacks during the first six months of 1942.  Everyone has the opportunity to join us, with a contribution large or small.  This is a permanent tribute to that shared experience reaffirming human resilience and achievement which is long overdue.

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