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Armed Forces Memorial

Address: Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA
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Ranked #11 of 25 Attractions in Norfolk
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural

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Seringes-et-Nesles, Picardie, France
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Take a moment while strolling through Town Point Park along the Elizabeth River to read a few letters home from our service members. It is a bit tricky to find...walk along the water from Nauticus to the Victory Rover boat that takes you on the cruise to see the Navy ships. Letters are cast in bronze and strewn about as... More 

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vancouver
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

the memorial is located downtown so parking is a concern but there is lots of paid parking on a Sunday, crowds were few and there is a large shopping centre located nearby

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Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I've seen plenty of nice war memorials over the years, but the letters along Norfolk's waterfront may be the most touching I've ever seen. It is amazing to take the time to read the stories of the men and women who have served over the years, and to read their perspectives as they fought in war. A must stop, just... More 

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Highbridge UK
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The memorial can be a little tricky to find but worth searching it out Reading the letters is very moving

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Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We love this beautiful tribute to our military. It speaks loudly in it's silent statues. Even our small children enjoyed this enjoyed memorial. You can also view beautiful sunsets from the point, too.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is one of the most unique memorials that I have ever seen. It is absolutely fascinating and beautifully situated. A must see if you are a history buff of any degree.

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Westfield,WI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

My niece took my daughter and me here and we read all of the letters. I left this memorial in tears it moved me so much. A must see.

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Detroit
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is just a few minutes from the nautilus and week worth the find. One of the most moving military memorials I have ever been to. If your in Norfolk, well worth the visit.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This memorial is fantastic...very creative. It is in a kind of odd place, sort of out of the way in the park. It is a must see if you are in the area. Right next to the Nauticus museum.

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San Diego
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

It was a bit confusing to find this memorial we walked around & past it a few times because this memorial is mostly on the ground, it has these large bronze "letters" that look like they have been scattered by the wind. I think there were around 20 of them, written from the 1800's until Iraq war. Letters of service... More 

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