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Armed Forces Memorial

Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA
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While waiting for our boat tour we took a walk along the water and came across the Armed Forces... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Robin S
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Walled Lake, Michigan
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Very touching, reading the letters sent from former war dead.I had forgotten that this was even... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Xeuropn
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

While waiting for our boat tour we took a walk along the water and came across the Armed Forces Memorial. These are actual letters written by men in combat and their families. Tugs at your heart and makes you stop and think. Take the time...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Very touching, reading the letters sent from former war dead.I had forgotten that this was even here, so we spent the time reading and admiring each and every letter. Remiders of the atrocities of war.

Thank Xeuropn
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I read all of these letters. Very sobering. Please check the dates on the letters. Date written, vs date of death. Makes you appreciate all that our Servicemembers do for us.

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This is a memorial to all those military men and women who departed for wars throughout the years here in Norfolk. Very nicely designed and very memorable. Stand there in silence and read these actual letters that were sent home from those overseas in all...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Stumbled upon this memorial after the Victory Rover naval cruise. Very clever memorial using letters to home from sailors in many American conflicts written just before their deaths. I assume many were their last letters home. Some will bring tears to your eyes. My only...More

2  Thank 905Crewsers
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a cost free site that is extremely special and unique for the city with rich military history. You approach with quizeries to find brass reliefs of letters from servicemen and woman through our nation's wars and peacetime service times. Once you read these...More

1  Thank donpipes
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice memorial on the pier by the battleship Wisconsin. Entrance to see the memorial was free and the area it is in is very nice. Parking is across the street so walking is required.

Thank wick1979
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We came across this by accident while strolling along the waterfront. The letters memorialized in bronze are real and reflect genuine emotions of soldiers writing home in various wars. Take the time to read several. A moving piece of architectural tribute with a subtle pacifist...More

Thank Malice6
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Whilst in Norfolk, Virginia we visited arguably the best Memorial site for the military we have ever visited. The creatively artistic way heart wrenching the last written words of soldiers' from the American War of Independence, the Civil War, World War II, the Korean War...More

Thank TheMusiks
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My apologies for the flippant title but I wanted to get people's attention because this is something well worth seeing. Located near Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin in Town Point Park, the memorial consists of letters, reproduced on bronze sheets, written to loved ones at...More

2  Thank Unavid
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Luann L
1 June 2017|
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Response from donpipes | Reviewed this property |
Hi Luann, the Armed Forces Memorial, located in Towne Point Park is indeed pet friendly. You may confront a problem when the city sponsors their festivals however. That portion of the Norfolk waterfront is a very pleasant... More
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Luann L
1 June 2017|
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Response from 905Crewsers | Reviewed this property |
This memorial is in a small corner of parkland in downtown Norfolk with pedestrian paths along the waterfront so I am sure that people walk their pets in this park. However, the "letters from home" are cast in bronze and... More
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