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Armed Forces Memorial

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Quiet honor in Norfolk

Walking into the memorial was like leaving a busy street into a quiet and solemn place. Reading... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
State College, Pennsylvania

This was part of our 2-hour cruise, museum, and battleship all day trip. My 7 yo grandson was... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
Jocelyn C
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Walking into the memorial was like leaving a busy street into a quiet and solemn place. Reading the notes written by individuals in the armed services through many different battles was humbling. It made those conflicts more personal. A beautiful and touching way to remember.

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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

The gates on either side of this memorial were closed and locked so I could only view the memorial over the gate. It looked very neat but I couldn’t see what was on any of metal “sheets.” Very disappointing.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

This was part of our 2-hour cruise, museum, and battleship all day trip. My 7 yo grandson was helping read the letters.

Thank Jocelyn C
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

I live 1/2 mile from here and my Niece who moved to Michigan 15 years ago was visiting me. Her Father, who served 32 years in Navy, his Wife & young 11 year old Daughter came in Town for the afternoon. Beautiful weather so we...More

Thank Ladybau
Reviewed January 22, 2018

While checking out Town Point Park and the area of downtown Norfolk that it is in, my best friend and I stumbled across this gem. We noticed the uniqueness of the Memorial and that every branch of the service was represented. It was free to...More

Thank Melody E
Reviewed December 16, 2017

History buffs will love this and to see all of the metal of honor winners was fantastic. Remember to go to the second floor of the battleship Wisconsin which is free to the public unlike the battleship tour itself

Thank John41354
Reviewed October 21, 2017

While waiting for our boat tour we took a walk along the water and came across the Armed Forces Memorial. These are actual letters written by men in combat and their families. Tugs at your heart and makes you stop and think. Take the time...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Very touching, reading the letters sent from former war dead.I had forgotten that this was even here, so we spent the time reading and admiring each and every letter. Remiders of the atrocities of war.

Thank Xeuropn
Reviewed September 3, 2017

I read all of these letters. Very sobering. Please check the dates on the letters. Date written, vs date of death. Makes you appreciate all that our Servicemembers do for us.

Thank Craig H
Reviewed June 9, 2017

This is a memorial to all those military men and women who departed for wars throughout the years here in Norfolk. Very nicely designed and very memorable. Stand there in silence and read these actual letters that were sent home from those overseas in all...More

Thank Jeff S
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Lua L
May 31, 2017|
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Response from Ladybau | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. It’s open to the public & located outside. There are several Festivals during the Season and I’m not sure how pets would be handled during an Event.
Lua L
May 31, 2017|
Response from 905Crewsers | Reviewed this property |
This memorial is in a small corner of parkland in downtown Norfolk with pedestrian paths along the waterfront so I am sure that people walk their pets in this park. However, the "letters from home" are cast in bronze and... More