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This small outdoor memorial consisting of bronze letters with words written by military personnel from all wars was different and unexpected. It is worth a visit if you are in the area. We only visited memorial because it is next to Naval Museum building
What a great and interesting memorial what a cool idea that is to honor the serviceman very nice Was just hanging out waiting to get on the naval base cruise when I came across this memorial very nicely done
Walking into the memorial was like leaving a busy street into a quiet and solemn place. Reading the notes written by individuals in the armed services through many different battles was humbling. It made those conflicts more personal. A beautiful and touching way to remember.
The gates on either side of this memorial were closed and locked so I could only view the memorial over the gate. It looked very neat but I couldn’t see what was on any of metal “sheets.” Very disappointing.
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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 "scattered" on the grounds of the memorial. Out of respect, I would not bring my pets into this area.