A National Tribute to Bob Hope and the Military

Submitted by Steven Whyte


Client: San Diego Port Authority

Location: San Diego, CA, United States

Completion date: 2008

Artwork budget: $2,000,000

Project Team


Eugene Daub

Industry Resource

Monterey Sculpture Center

Monterey Sculpture Center


Steven Whyte


Featuring the central figure of Bob Hope, the legendary comedian is surrounded by service men and women, all historically accurate from different periods and branches of the military, representing each conflict that Hope had performed as part of USO. Steven Whyte did eight life-size figures in this fifteen figure installation. The monument has become one of San Diego’s most popular tourist destinations.