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

A Living Memorial

1941–1945

 
 
A Living Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, February 22, 2017
1. A Living Memorial Marker
Inscription. In honor of those from West Haven, who served in defense of their country and humanity and in cherished memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice during the Second World War.
 
Location. 36° 50.003′ N, 76° 22.062′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Cpl J M Williams Avenue north of Clifford Street. Touch for map. The marker is under a tree in a large open space in the Portsmouth City Park. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Lafayette Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lest We Forget (approx. 0.4 miles away); Craney Island (approx. mile away); Benedict Arnold at Portsmouth (approx. 2.3 miles away); City of Portsmouth (approx. 2.6 miles away); Dale Point (approx. 2.7 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); John Luke Porter (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Also see . . .
1. Portsmouth City Park website. (Submitted on June 14, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
2. WindVisions website for Portsmouth City Park. (Submitted on June 14, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
A closeup of A Living Memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, February 22, 2017
2. A closeup of A Living Memorial.

 
Categories. War, World II
 
This view is looking north. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, February 22, 2017
3. This view is looking north.
This memorial rests at the feet of a large Magnolia tree. The obelisk (right, background) is a Civil War monument that commemorates the battles of Craney Island, 2nd Manassas, Malvern Hill, and Sharpsburg.
A distant view of the memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, February 22, 2017
4. A distant view of the memorial.
The pyramid (right, far background) is a monument dedication to General LaFayette. Also pictured is the Churchland Bridge on South High Street that crosses the western branch of the Elizabeth River.
City Park of Portsmouth Entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, February 22, 2017
5. City Park of Portsmouth Entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 14, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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