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South Newport News in Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Victory Arch

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. The Victory Arch Marker
Inscription.  
"Greetings with love to those who return
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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 36° 58.605′ N, 76° 25.928′ W. Marker is in South Newport News in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Avenue and 25th Street, on the right when traveling east on West Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
The Victory Arch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. The Victory Arch Marker
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 (about 600 feet away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Newport News.
 
The Victory Arch image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. The Victory Arch
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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