South Newport News , Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Newport News Victory Arch
Greetings with love to those who return
A triumph with tears to those who sleep
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
Location. 36° 58.616′ N, 76° 25.94′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. It is in South Newport News. Marker is at the intersection of West Avenue and 25th Street 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. Victory Avenue (a few steps from this marker); Welcome Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The Victory Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Victory Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters, Hampton Roads (within shouting distance of this marker); Warwick Hotel 1883-1961 (within shouting distance of this marker); Newport News (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Newport News (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
More about this marker. Peninsula citizens built a temporary Arch, dedicated April 13, 1919, for the victorious troops returning from overseas. By 1960 maintenance of the wood and plaster Arch was impractical. A permanent arch of stone was rededicated May 30, 1962.
Also see . . . Newport News Victory Arch. Wikipedia (Submitted on November 10, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,179 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.