Pictorial History

City Hall DrawingThe City Hall Building before the Veterans Memorial was constructed.

Artist Conception of Memorial
It Began as a Dream

Through the tireless efforts of volunteer members of the Mayor's Commission on Veterans Affairs and the overwhelming generosity of citizens and businesses, the dream of a Chesapeake Veterans Memorial became a reality!

The memorial groundbreaking was held in conjunction with the Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30, 2002.

Memorial Groundbreaking Program

Memorial Groundbreaking Program Interior

The memorial was dedicated during the Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2002.

Memorial Dedication Program

Memorial Dedication Program Interior

Chesapeake is proud of our veterans.

Newspaper Article

Visitors get their first glimpse of the newly dedicated Veterans Memorial on November 22, 2002.

Visitors to Memorial

The Veterans Memorial as it looked on November 11, 2002.

Early Photo of Memorial

Memorial Donors Plaque

City Hall from Memorial

City Hall