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Address: Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA
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Moving and Thought Provoking - Worth taking the stroll to the Memorial

A wonderful memorial to war time soldiers. The “letters” look like they were blown in from the water and strewn about on the ground. 20 thin sheets of bronze protruding from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Trish M
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Ontario
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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful memorial to war time soldiers. The “letters” look like they were blown in from the water and strewn about on the ground. 20 thin sheets of bronze protruding from the ground and shaped in the form of letters. Each letter captures inscriptions of American Soldiers sharing their war time thoughts with their loved ones back home. Each one... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited this while we were waiting for the nauticus to open. While I would not recommend that you travel to town point park just to see this, if you are in the area it is definitely worth finding and touring. The memorial has bronze letters from soldiers from every war strewn about and available to read. Information is also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

The memorial is great I absolutely love the park and the view is gorgeous. You can sightsee while exercising.

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Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

this is a very nice memorial worth visiting. the idea of spreading those letters on the ground is great! we read every single one of the letters and would recommend for all visitors to do the same. they are very touching, some are heartbreaking. "Living from generation to generation of wars seems like mankind admitting it doesn't know how to... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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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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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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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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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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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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