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Grumman Tiger Jet Memorial

A historic Grumman F-11A Tiger Jet was originally dedicated to the City of New Bern in 1973 in recognition of the community’s close relationship with Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. But over the course of the 37 years it was displayed, it lost its visibility on MLK Boulevard due to extensive growth along the business corridor. A 2005 initiative from the Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation and the City of New Bern led to the restoration and relocation of the aircraft, which is now found at Lawson Creek Park. The sidewalk circling the base of the jet allows pedestrians to walk around the site easily and have greater visibility of the historic artifact.

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