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Address: Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA

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Stumbled upon this memorial after the Victory Rover naval cruise. Very clever memorial using letters to home from sailors in many American conflicts written just before their... read more

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Brampton, Canada
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Brampton, Canada
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon this memorial after the Victory Rover naval cruise. Very clever memorial using letters to home from sailors in many American conflicts written just before their deaths. I assume many were their last letters home. Some will bring tears to your eyes. My only disappointment is that it's not clearly marked as a memorial so joggers were running through... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a cost free site that is extremely special and unique for the city with rich military history. You approach with quizeries to find brass reliefs of letters from servicemen and woman through our nation's wars and peacetime service times. Once you read these letters to loved ones you will find the disposition of the authors. Located on the... More 

Thank donpipes
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice memorial on the pier by the battleship Wisconsin. Entrance to see the memorial was free and the area it is in is very nice. Parking is across the street so walking is required.

Thank wick1979
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 851 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We came across this by accident while strolling along the waterfront. The letters memorialized in bronze are real and reflect genuine emotions of soldiers writing home in various wars. Take the time to read several. A moving piece of architectural tribute with a subtle pacifist message.

Thank Malice6
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Whilst in Norfolk, Virginia we visited arguably the best Memorial site for the military we have ever visited. The creatively artistic way heart wrenching the last written words of soldiers' from the American War of Independence, the Civil War, World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam show the common theme of the bitter hardship of war and the simple... More 

Thank TheMusiks
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My apologies for the flippant title but I wanted to get people's attention because this is something well worth seeing. Located near Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin in Town Point Park, the memorial consists of letters, reproduced on bronze sheets, written to loved ones at home by servicemen and women who never made it home. Indeed, some of them died... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

A very poignant statue paying tribute to the sailors and their families past, present and future! It makes you think about what they all go through when they leave and when they return!

Thank MairE14
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Lovely spot on the Norfolk waterfront. Beautiful tribute to our war veterans. If you are in the downtown area, it is a must see!

Thank DJ M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This spot is a gem and worth a visit. The memorial includes letters written to loved ones engraved on bronze plaques that are designed to resemble fluttering letters home. All are touching, some are heartwrenching.

Thank kdeemo
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

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 

Thank Trish M

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