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

Korea and Vietnam Wars Memorial

 
 
Korea and Vietnam Wars Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, April 26, 2017
1. Korea and Vietnam Wars Memorial
Inscription.
Korea • Vietnam
1950 – 1953 • 1961 – 1975

In memorial
to all veterans of Suffolk
who honorably served
their country in
Korea and Vietnam.
And to those who suffered
and died to gain an
everlasting peace.

 
Erected by American Legion Post 57, V.F.W. Post 2582, Citizens of Suffolk.
 
Location. 36° 44.08′ N, 76° 34.902′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Mahan Street and Main Street (Virginia Route 32), in the median on Mahan Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Suffolk VA 23434, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish War Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Militia of Suffolk and Nansemond County (about 600 feet away); Watering Fountain (about 700 feet away); Confederate Monument (about 800 feet away); Siege of Suffolk (about 800 feet away); Remembrance Garden Monuments (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffolk.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, Vietnam
 
Korea and Vietnam Wars Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, April 26, 2017
2. Korea and Vietnam Wars Memorial
A close-up at a northeast angle. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, April 29, 2017
3. A close-up at a northeast angle.
The Korea and Vietnam Wars Memorial on Monument Alley. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, April 26, 2017
4. The Korea and Vietnam Wars Memorial on Monument Alley.
The median strip on Mahan Street is a war memorial exhibition known as Monument Alley. First on display is the Korea and Vietnam Wars Memorial. Other visible memorials in this eastward view include one for World War II (center, second ) and World War I (center, far background). Cedar Hill Cemetery’s main entry gate is in the far background.
The memorial faces west on Mahan Street. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, April 28, 2017
5. The memorial faces west on Mahan Street.
The church (far background) is a historically black place of worship, referred to by locals as “First Baptist Mahan Street.”
A detail view of memorial’s lower right corner.Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, April 28, 2017
6. A detail view of memorial’s lower right corner.Marker
The inscription in the lower right corner of the memorial has faded and does not show clearly in photos. It reads: Presented by American Legion Post 57; U.F.W. Post 2582; Citizens of Suffolk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 18, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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