Pinellas County, Florida, will soon be home to the first “underwater veterans memorial” open to divers. This memorial, called “Circle of Heroes,” will be an addition to the already-constructed artificial fishing reef in the Gulf of Mexico 10 miles west of Dunedin, a popular area with anglers, and will feature 24 life-size military statues placed in a 100-foot circle, as well as a concrete monument at the center of the memorial with bronze emblems of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.
This unique project will make Clearwater a premier dive destination, promoting tourism and honoring our nation’s heroes. Having a reef designed especially for veterans would also be the first of its kind in the country.
Four statues have already been purchased but we need help with the remaining 20 statues. 100 percent of your donations will be used to finish this project. Statues will be chosen with the help of local veterans’ groups. Help us on our mission by donating today!
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