The Tidewater area is home to two Naval bases and one joint Army/Navy base. We’re especially proud of and thankful for our military presence here. These photos are taken in Norfolk near Nauticus.
The photo above is taken from the top of a parking garage across the street from Nauticus. This is the battleship Wisconsin which can only be accessed through Nauticus. You can see how large it is but the sheer expanse is not realized until you approach it.
From almost a block away the Wisconsin looks at if it’s charging down the street!
This is a view of the harbor taken beside the Wisconsin.
This statue (The Lone Sailor) touched a deep chord within me as I have known many young soldiers stationed in various parts of the world away from family.
It was rather poignant as we turned from the statue we watched a real life “lone sailor” walk through the park and sit on a bench facing the Wisconsin.
Can you hear the sound of freedom? Notice beside this bell (I think it’s from the battleship Norfolk if I remember correctly) someone posted a Liberty bell stamp upside down. I think they were trying to make a statement.
I don’t have the details of this statue of a family homecoming. Many tears are shed on the docks as the sailors leave and return.
Freedom. This is what the military is about, and the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach are about our military. We respect their sacrifice and diligence. This flag inside Nauticus is the largest I’ve ever seen.
This is a view of MacArthur Memorial from a few streets away.