Honor your sailor with this aluminum Navy Grave Marker that has a powder coat finish for a permanent weather-proof finish.
- The UNFACED aluminum grave marker has a powder coat finish for a permanent weather-proof finish.
- The FACED aluminum grave marker has sanded off the raised surface to highlight the letters of the insignia and words.
This official design is mounted on 20 in. rod and can hold one 12 in. x 18 in. American flag. Aluminum markers come with aluminum rods. Flag not included! See flags below.
Actual shipping costs for this product will be calculated based on delivery location and weight and added to your order. For an estimate of shipping costs, please email Sales@FlagAndBanner.com. Memorial Day orders need to be placed no later than May 1st.
The U.S. Naval Academy was founded in 1845. When the American Civil War began in 1861, the U.S. Navy fought the small Confederate Navy with both sailing ships and ironclad ships. During the Civil War the U.S. Navy formed a blockade that shut down the Confederacy's civilian shipping. After the Civil war, most of the Navy's ships were laid up in reserve, and by 1878, the Navy was reduced to just 6,000 men.
By 1882, Congress realized that the U.S. Navy consisted of mostly outdated ship designs. Over the next decade, the U.S. began building multiple modern armored cruisers and battleships, and by the start of the 20th century had greatly increased the number of ships under the Navy. By the end of World War I the U.S. Navy had more men and women in uniform than the Royal Navy. Since World War II, America's Navy has become the largest in the world.
The current naval jack of the United States is the First Navy Jack, traditionally regarded as having been used during the American Revolutionary War. On May 31, 2002, Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England directed all U.S. naval ships to fly the First Navy Jack for the duration of the War on Terror. Many ships chose to shift colors later that year on the first anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.