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

Newport News Victory Arch

 
 
Newport News Victory Arch (front) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Newport News Victory Arch (front)
Inscription.  
1917 VICTORY 1918

Greetings with love to those who return
A triumph with tears to those who sleep

 
Erected 1919.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, World I.
 
Location. 36° 58.616′ N, 76° 25.94′ W. Marker is in South Newport News in Newport News, Virginia. 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. 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 Great Confederate Naval Victory (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Newport News (about 500 feet away); A Nameless Grave
Newport News Victory Arch (rear) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Newport News Victory Arch (rear)
(about 600 feet away); Jessie Menifield Rattley Municipal Center (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South 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 . . .  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.) 
 
Roll of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. Roll of Honor
Roll of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
4. Roll of Honor
Roll of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
5. Roll of Honor
Roll of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
6. Roll of Honor
 
 
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 942 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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