Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Virginia War Memorial
erected by the Commonwealth
of Virginia commemorates the
service and sacrifice of all
World War IIˇˇ1941-45
Above this, in text too wide to capture in a single photo, an inscription reads,:
In this Shrine of Memory are inscribed the names of Virginians who gave their lives in World War II and in Korea that liberty might live and here are preserved mementoes of the battlefields and battle-seas hallowed by their blood.
Location. 37° 32.21′ N, 77° 26.93′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Belvidere Street (U.S. 1 / 301) and Rowe Street on South Belvidere Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 621 South Belvidere Street, Richmond VA 23220, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Miller House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Neighborhoods at Tredegar (about 600 feet away); Industrial Recycling (about 700 feet away); Worker Housing (about 700 feet away); The Canal and the Civil War (about 700 feet away); Rail Lines at Tredegar Making Machines at Tredegar (about 700 feet away); Tredegar Rolling Mills (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. Engraved on its stone and glass walls, the Shrine of Memory originally had the names of Virginians who died as a result of hostile action in World War II and Korea. An addition was dedicated in 1981 to honor those killed in the Vietnam War, and in 1996 the names of those killed in the Persian Gulf were added. There are a total of 11,634 names: 9,398 from World War II; 850 from Korea; 1,379 from Vietnam; and 7 from the Persian Gulf. These names are arranged first by counties and cities and then alphabetically.
At the southern end of the Shrine is the statue Memory. Designed by Leo Friedlander and sculpted by Joseph Campo and William Kapp. This majestic monument, carved from 100,000 pounds of white marble and standing 23 feet tall, reflects both the great sorrw and pride felt by Virginians for their fallen brothers and sisters.
At the base of Memory is the Torch of Liberty, an eternal flame representing patriotism that is everlasting. Congressional Medal of Honor recipients from Virginia, headed by General Alesander Vandergrift, USMC, and the widows and mothers of deceased
Source Virginia War Memorial pamphlet
Also see . . . The Virginia War Memorial - Honoring Virginia Veterans. (Submitted on January 30, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Military • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II •
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