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Armed Forces Memorial

Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA
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Educational

This was part of our 2-hour cruise, museum, and battleship all day trip. My 7 yo grandson was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jocelyn C
Walk around Town

I live 1/2 mile from here and my Niece who moved to Michigan 15 years ago was visiting me. Her... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Ladybau
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Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was part of our 2-hour cruise, museum, and battleship all day trip. My 7 yo grandson was helping read the letters.

Thank Jocelyn C
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

I live 1/2 mile from here and my Niece who moved to Michigan 15 years ago was visiting me. Her Father, who served 32 years in Navy, his Wife & young 11 year old Daughter came in Town for the afternoon. Beautiful weather so we...More

Thank Ladybau
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

While checking out Town Point Park and the area of downtown Norfolk that it is in, my best friend and I stumbled across this gem. We noticed the uniqueness of the Memorial and that every branch of the service was represented. It was free to...More

Thank Melody E
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

History buffs will love this and to see all of the metal of honor winners was fantastic. Remember to go to the second floor of the battleship Wisconsin which is free to the public unlike the battleship tour itself

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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

1  Thank Robin S
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Luann L
1 June 2017|
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Response from Ladybau | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. It’s open to the public & located outside. There are several Festivals during the Season and I’m not sure how pets would be handled during an Event.
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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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