"The memorial, designed by artist Marisol, was based on a true event during World War II, in which a Nazi U-boat attacked an American merchant marine vessel. While the marines held on to their sinking vessel, the Nazis photographed the victims, then left. The memorial is directly inspired by one of those photographs..."
Thank you to Bulbdude for this poignant tribute to merchant seaman who lost their lives at sea. Very heart moving indeed.