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Armed Forces Memorial

Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA
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Ranked #12 of 28 Attractions in Norfolk
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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36 helpful votes 36 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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18 reviews 18 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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KIN
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This memorial is inspiring, touching and extends the true psychological meaning of appreciation for the brave. The letters to which we are instructed to "give...their meaning" were artistically replicated and designed as blowing in the wind along the shore. They were truly touching, tear-inducing and eye opening. Every citizen should visit this memorial and REALLY read these letters: "give them... More

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Angier, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is my far the best thing we saw. Reading all those letters from the soldiers was very humbling.

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