Statues of police officers, pilots, surfers and a fitness guru stand in the spaces between hotels in the resort area, but a tribute to the Navy’s most elite force is missing from the landscape.
That could change soon.
Capt. Rick Woolard, a retired Navy SEAL, is spearheading an effort to bring a SEAL heritage monument to the Boardwalk.
“A monument to honor them is overdue, and there is no better place for one than Virginia Beach, where their earliest forerunners came together 75 years ago,” he said.