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Address: Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA
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Unique & Very Touching

Nestled inside of Town Point Park sits one of the most unique tributes to the Armed Forces that I've ever seen in my travels. The Armed Forces Memorial is a very small park that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Paul L
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Nestled inside of Town Point Park sits one of the most unique tributes to the Armed Forces that I've ever seen in my travels. The Armed Forces Memorial is a very small park that contains a collection of brass letters that are letters written from soldiers from all wars to their loved ones. What's unique about this is that the... More 

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Read all the letters, it really brings home the futility of war. Worth the 30 minutes or so to read them

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The location on the harbor is very good, but that is about all. The memorial could have been much better, and is getting run down - Norfolk should be embarrassed. It is next to Nauticus and the Wisconsin.

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Thank Skipper090
San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a very simple yet interesting and touching memorial to the armed services. Also quite artistic. Located on Norfolk's Harbourfront you'll find letters written home in the form of steel plates strewn about the ground. At night it's a beautiful view. During the day you're near the jumping off point for most of the Norfolk Naval tour services. I... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I have ever viewed. The Norfolk Public Arts Commission with advice from a committee of veterans selected these letters from the military to their loved ones at home. It is not a grand or elaborate monument, but elegant in its simplicity. The letters lie on a corner of Town Point Park near Nauticus with a view onto the waterfront. Take... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a very nice park that is right on the waterways. You can sit along the water and watch the water traffic go by. Nice breeze there also. They have multiple events that go on here so check their schedule to see what's coming up.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Located in Town Point Park, this collection of correspondence from the Revolutionary War through the current conflict shows the human dimension of military service in time of war. Touching and poignant, the letters show what the military writer is thinking and feeling. Located right on the river, the letters are "blowing in the breeze" just as lives are in war.... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

this was especially beautiful, they had full Bronze replicas of all the aviators, had a Monument from the First Africian- American shot down in 1948also had a bronze door off the plane and the Pilots walking out tha door in full aviator uniformsand of a family awaiting the return of their pilot from a mission. Wife and children waiting for... More 

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Seringes-et-Nesles, Picardie, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 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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Thank Jennifer F
vancouver
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132 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 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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