Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Victory Arch
A triumph with tears to those who sleep"
Newport News' Victory Arch provides a continuing memorial to American servicemen and women. Grateful Peninsula citizens built a temporary Arch, dedicated April 13, 1919, for the victorious troops marching back from "Over There." By 1960 maintenance of the wood and plaster Arch was impractical. A permanent arch of stone was rededicated May 30, 1962.
Erected 1967 by Newport News Historical Committee.
Location. 36° 58.605′ N, 76° 25.928′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Avenue and 25th Street, on the right when traveling east on West Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23607, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Warwick Hotel 1883-1961 (within shouting distance of this marker); Newport News Victory Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters, Hampton Roads (within shouting distance of this marker); Newport News (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jessie Menifield Rattley Municipal Center A Great Confederate Naval Victory (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Newport News (about 600 feet away); A Nameless Grave (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport News.
Also see . . . World War I. The Old Dominion Land Company and the Development of the City of Newport News. A Collection of Maps, Blueprints, Photographs and Documents. Newport News Public Library (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.