The tulips were in bloom at the Navy Merchant Marine Memorial

I saw the tulips were in bloom one day while biking on the Mt Vernon trail.  I made sure to bring my camera along the next time I came by.

I’d seen this memorial many times before but never knew what it was.  I finally found out it’s for the Navy Merchant Marines.

What is this? A memorial to seagulls?

Ugh!  They’re using my arch-nemesis to memorialize the merchant marines… couldn’t they used a ship or a mermaid or something???