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Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Armed Forces Memorial

 
 
Armed Forces Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 4, 2007
1. Armed Forces Memorial Marker
Inscription. The Armed Forces Memorial is located here on a river that has for more than 200 years carried servicemen off to war and returned them home to loved ones. Within the Memorial are 20 inscriptions from letters written home by U.S. service members who lost their lives in war. The letters have been cast in thin sheets of bronze and are scattered across the Memorial as if blown there by the wind. From the Revolutionary War through the Gulf War each conflict is represented.

Revolutionary War 1775–1783 War of 1812 1812–1815 Civil War 1861–1865 World War I 1917–1918 World War II 1941–1945 Korean War 1950–1953 Vietnam 1962–1975 Gulf War 1990–1991

Caution: The Memorial contains bronze letters protruding from the walk. Please watch your step and show appropriate respect. Adults should accompany children, and no pets please.
 
Erected by City of Norfolk.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Norfolk Heritage Cannonball Trail marker series.
 
Location. 36° 50.769′ N, 76° 17.668′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Waterside Drive and Boush Avenue. Click for map
Letter Home ~Oct. 6, 1776 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
2. Letter Home ~Oct. 6, 1776
. This marker sits in Town Point Park. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Battle of Ironclad Ships, 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); Navy Escort Carriers Based in Norfolk (within shouting distance of this marker); Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (within shouting distance of this marker); Half Moone Fort, 1673 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cedar (about 300 feet away); Downtown Waterfront Revitalization (about 300 feet away); Flood Protection for Downtown Norfolk (about 300 feet away); Surveying the Land & Sea (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Norfolk.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of the Norfolk Heritage Cannonball Trail
 
Also see . . .
1. Armed Forces Memorial in Norfolk. (Submitted on November 17, 2009, by Mary Margaret Ware of Memphis, Tn, U.s..)
2. Armed Forces Memorial in Norfolk. This link includes photos of the park area next to the Elizabeth River and photos of three inscribed bronze letters from soldiers (out of the twenty total letters). (Submitted on November 17, 2009, by Mary Margaret Ware of Memphis, Tn, U.s..)
Letter Home ~Feb. 11, 1777 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
3. Letter Home ~Feb. 11, 1777
 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar of 1812War, KoreanWar, US CivilWar, US RevolutionaryWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Letter Home ~ Oct. 1813 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
4. Letter Home ~ Oct. 1813
Letter Home ~Jul. 14, 1861 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
5. Letter Home ~Jul. 14, 1861
Letter Home ~ Apr 2, 1862 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
6. Letter Home ~ Apr 2, 1862
Letter Home ~ Jul 18, 1863 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
7. Letter Home ~ Jul 18, 1863
Letter Home ~ Apr 14, 1864 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
8. Letter Home ~ Apr 14, 1864
Letter Home ~ May 12, 1864 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
9. Letter Home ~ May 12, 1864
Letter Home ~June 18, 1918 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
10. Letter Home ~June 18, 1918
Letter Home ~ Sept. 20, 1918 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
11. Letter Home ~ Sept. 20, 1918
Letter Home ~1942 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
12. Letter Home ~1942
Letter Home ~ April 3, 1943 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
13. Letter Home ~ April 3, 1943
Letter Home ~Oct. 20, 1944 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
14. Letter Home ~Oct. 20, 1944
Letter Home ~ Oct. 17, 1951 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
15. Letter Home ~ Oct. 17, 1951
Letter Home ~ Dec. 7, 1952 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
16. Letter Home ~ Dec. 7, 1952
Letter Home ~ Feb 7, 1966 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
17. Letter Home ~ Feb 7, 1966
Letter Home ~ Jan. 17, 1968 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
18. Letter Home ~ Jan. 17, 1968
Letter Home ~ Jan 31, 1970 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
19. Letter Home ~ Jan 31, 1970
Letter Home ~ Jan. 1971 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
20. Letter Home ~ Jan. 1971
Letter Home ~ Jan 31, 1991 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
21. Letter Home ~ Jan 31, 1991
Letters Sources and Permissions image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
22. Letters Sources and Permissions
Donations in Memory of: image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
23. Donations in Memory of:
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,593 times since then and 61 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1. submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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