The VMAQ Monument Foundation was founded May 31, 2018 by a group of dedicated, former members of the USMC Prowler community. The Foundation cadre consisted of unpaid volunteers working quickly and tirelessly to bring a vision for a VMAQ Monument to reality. The primary purpose of this non-profit foundation is to erect a monument at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL that honors the history of the VMAQ community, memorializes lost VMAQ veterans, and highlights the incredible, storied contributions VMAQ squadrons have made to the safety and security of the United States of America over the past 66 years.
World-renowned sculptor, Sandra Van Zandt has been commissioned to create three bronze statues honoring the people who served in the Prowler community: a pilot, an electronic countermeasures officer (ECMO) and a plane captain. The figures stand on a large foundation of black marble. The Monument's Name is "In Every Clime and Place" The Marines of Airborne Electronic Warfare. "In Every Clime and Place" is taken from the Marines' Hymn accurately describing the environments to which the VMAQ squadrons deployed over the decades, which included carrier and land-based deployments to all parts of the globe. The Marines of Airborne Electronic Warfare indicates the VMAQ Monument is for all of the Marines, past and present that contributed to the USMC EW community's proud heritage. Among Van Zandt's most famous works are the recently-erected "Price of Liberty" in Austin, Texas on the state capitol grounds and the "Spirit of Naval Aviation" at the entrance to the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL.
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Marine Monument Groundbreaking
The Marine Monument Groundbreaking took place at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL on August 27,2021. The VMAQ Monument dedication is tentatively scheduled for late April 2022. Click Here
for a photo of the groundbreaking ceremony and the associated press briefing.
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for additional Monument Groundbreaking photos and a picture of the three statue maquettes. Two additional links for VMAQ Monument information are https://vmaqmonument.org/