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Deterrent Park, Bangor, Washington
USS Woodrow Wilson SSBN 624 sail at Deterrent Park,
Bangor Sub Base, WA Dedication Day photo.
Deterrent Park on Subase Bangor is a new effort to commemorate the 41 for Freedom boats. Scheduled for completion in April 2000 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Submarine Fleet, the park offers a place of learning, quiet contemplation and a natural location for honoring our shipmates on distinguished occasions such as retirements, re-enlistments and memorials.
Deterrent Park was a Gift to the Navy to honor all submariners on the 100th
Anniversary of the Submarine Force in April 2000.
PNWSHA is a 501.c.3 tax-exempt Organization registered with and accountable to the IRS. It is also a Washington State registered charity and on-profit corporation. There are no paid staff and no paid fund-raiser personnel. All non-construction work, (and so far, much of the construction), is done by volunteers. The Association's only expenses are construction costs and a very small advertising budget.
It is PNWSHA's hope that Deterrent Park will help educate the thousands of tourists, scouts, sea cadets and students who visit Sub Base Bangor each year on organized tours. The placement of Deterrent Park also stands as a constant reminder to the hundreds of Active Duty Submarine Crew, and Support Personnel
stationed at Bangor of the service and sacrifice of those who have gone before.
Deterrent Park is a stage for future crew reunions, promotion and award ceremonies, reenlistments, retirements, and Memorial Day weekend ceremonies in honor of all U.S. submarines on "eternal patrol."
Drawing of Deterrent Park layout
Torpedo memorial to remember all boats and men lost
during the 20th century. Dedication Day photo.