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Armed Forces Memorial

Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA
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Very moving Memorial. Very nicely designed

This is a memorial to all those military men and women who departed for wars throughout the years... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Jeff S
Gainesville, Georgia
Very Moving

Stumbled upon this memorial after the Victory Rover naval cruise. Very clever memorial using... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Brampton, Canada
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Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA
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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
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
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

A very poignant statue paying tribute to the sailors and their families past, present and future! It makes you think about what they all go through when they leave and when they return!

Thank MairE14
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Lovely spot on the Norfolk waterfront. Beautiful tribute to our war veterans. If you are in the downtown area, it is a must see!

1  Thank DJ M
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This spot is a gem and worth a visit. The memorial includes letters written to loved ones engraved on bronze plaques that are designed to resemble fluttering letters home. All are touching, some are heartwrenching.

1  Thank kdeemo
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Luann L
1 June 2017|
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
Luann L
1 June 2017|
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