Our volunteers and staff are made up of all walks of life, young and old. Veterans from every branch of service and from almost every Veteran Service Organization and anyone that cares.
The Virginia Veterans Memorials, Inc. (VVM) was established in 2020 as a 501.C3 Non-Profit organization for the purpose of recognizing and preserving the memories and incidents of Virginia citizens who served in the United States Armed Forces with the development of public memorial(s) to honor the service and sacrifices of current and future generations. The memorials are to be located in Huntington Park, Newport News, VA, adjacent to the Virginia Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
The design and building of a Virginia Iraq Veterans Memorial. There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about this project. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.
Twenty-years ago our nation was attacked by terrorists who killed more Americans than were killed at Pearl Harbor. The wars that followed were unlike any others in our history. The Nation was not asked to step up, not asked to make any sacrifice. Our brave service men and women were asked to make exceptional sacrifices over and over again for the nation on a level never seen before. Every last one was a volunteer. Our best and our brightest. There were no ticker-tape or welcome home parades, for them just a quiet thank you.
In building Memorials to this conflict we are saying welcome home and making a profound public statement of our gratitude to the Veterans of one of the longest conflicts in American history and to stand as a permanent reminder of the bravery and devotion of our sons and daughters in service to the Republic.
Comfortably nestled among a scenic colonnade of mature shade trees that line the original Warwick Boulevard entrance, the new Virginia Iraq Veterans Memorial will be situated adjacent to the circular plaza of the 1992 Virginia Vietnam War Monument that proudly stands in the center of Huntington Park. The 60-acre park, located in Newport News, Virginia, is run by the Newport News Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The site selection, about 100 yards from the Virginia War Museum, is ideal for creating a respectful memorial dedicated to sharing both personal and collective experiences of remembrance.
Developed under the direction of the Virginia Veterans Memorials, Inc. committee, it is an honor for the design team of The 1717 Design Group, in collaboration with Stemann | Pease Architecture, to be entrusted with the responsibility of creating a place of meaning and value for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s veterans. It is our objective to orchestrate an emotionally powerful experience that reminds us of the complex issues surrounding the fight against terrorism without evoking an uncomfortable “crisis of conscience” narrative about the war. The design team envisions the memorial becoming a living landmark and a lasting tribute to both those that died and those that served for generations to come.
Virginia Veterans Memorials Inc. received a $2100 donation, which was a $100 donation for each cabin booked on the 2023 cruise. Thanks to all that participated on this cruise to make this much needed contribution to our project. Come join us on the 2024 High Seas rally, the more cabins booked the more contributions.
A special thanks to Cooper Hurly Injury Lawyers for their gracious donation.
We're comfortable getting loud about veterans scarifies for a little while, but when it comes time to take these problems off its pedestal and really put our hands on it, the crowd goes quiet. We are failing, time and again, to put our discussion to work to drive action.
No doubt you will be eager to support this worthy endeavor. There is a lot of talk about honoring the sacrifices of Veterans, and for a generation who have fought for twenty years, every one of them a volunteer, who had no homecoming, this is a chance to honor those who bore such a heavy load for so long.
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In building Memorials to these conflicts, we are saying welcome home and making a profound public statement of our gratitude to the Veterans of some of the longest conflicts in American history.
Educating the public of the enormous sacrifices made by our brave men and women is our responsibility.
In design consideration
A soft entertainment center honoring all branches of service