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War of 1815 State Marker Dedication at Plum Point Park, Norfolk (June 2015)
9 photo(s) Updated on: Sunday, July 19, 2015
  • Norfolk Historical Society's President, Peggy McPhillips, and LtCol John Drew, US Army Corps of Engineers, unveil the new marker.
  • Period re-enactors add color to the event. Left to right: Jacki Smith, Stacy Weissner, Steve Forest, Kate and Chris Melhuish.
  • Colonel Carter Furr (War of 1812 Society in Virginia) and Miss Jennie Lou Pangle (Fort Norfolk Daughters of 1812) present wreaths. Center is Steve Forest in period uniform.
  • Breck Daughtrey, Clerk of the City Council, offers a few words.
  • Jacki Smith and Kate Melhuish.
  • The marker was erected by members of the Norfolk Historical Society. Many thanks to Chip Finch and Craig Jones for their professional workmanship and dedication.
  • Captain Chris Melhuish (emcee) introducing Peggy McPhillips. The weather was hot and the ceremony short (18 minutes).
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Fort Norfolk
810 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510


Norfolk Historical Society
P.O. Box 6367
Norfolk, Virginia 23508-0367

(757) 754-2004


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