2. Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial
The Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial was set up to honor the veterans of the city of North Charleston who have served their country over the years. The naval base was in operation for 95 years before finally closing in 1996 and as such this area is steeped in tradition. The walls of the memorial are covered in stories of the history that was made here, and there is a delightful stream that passes through the memorial and is said to represent sailors walking across a gangplank. Things to look out for here include the signature statue of the “Lone Sailor” which is 7 feet tall and which faces the water as a constant tribute. There are also bronze pieces that represent a submarine, a landing craft, and a destroyer.