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

Vietnam War Monument

 
 
Vietnam War Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Vietnam War Monument
Inscription.  
Ground breaking 8/4/90
Dedication 8/3/91
Plaza dedication 8/1/92

The Vietnam War Monument
was created to honor the
"living, missing and dead"
from the Vietnam War.
1959-1975.

The monument itself is to help
heal America's wounds from
this war, honoring those who
served. The flame symbolizes
a hope for the return of the
missing and a wish for peace
to those who died. The plaza
enables us all to join together
to share a tribute to Vietnam
veterans and their families.

 
Erected 1992 by Vietnam War Monument Foundation, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
 
Location. 37° 1.218′ N, 76° 27.254′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. It is in South Newport News. Marker is on Kawana Circle, 0.1 miles west of Biggins Circle, on the right when traveling west. This monument is located adjacent to the Virginia War Museum in Huntington Park. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 9285 Warwick Boulevard, 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. U.S.S. Scorpion SSN 589 (within shouting distance of this marker); Four Heroic Chaplains (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearl Harbor Survivors (within shouting distance of this marker); 40mm/56 Quad Mount Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); WW II U.S. Submarine Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia War Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); M53 Self Propelled Gun (about 400 feet away); Precursor to the Atomic Age (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
More about this monument. The memorial plaza contains a large granite obelisk in the center with a POW/MIA logo etched on each side. At the south end of the plaza, an Eternal Flame rest on a dedication pillar which also displays the names of foundation contributors.
 
Also see . . .  Virginia War Museum. Historic Newport News (Submitted on August 4, 2010.) 
 
Vietnam War Monument Plaza image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Vietnam War Monument Plaza
"We Honor Those Who Gave Their Best" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. "We Honor Those Who Gave Their Best"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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