General Douglas MacArthur honored in Norfolk

Posted at 5:47 PM, Apr 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-11 17:47:16-04

General Douglas MacArthur was honored Friday at the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk.

Friday marked the fiftieth anniversary of her internment.

A wreath was laid by the burial site and guests from the local area, national supporters, and international representatives attended.

They called the general a hero whose example we should still follow.

General MacArthur died on April 5th, 1964 and was buried in the Memorial’s rotunda on April 11th, 1964.

The MacArthur viewing and funeral attracted an international crowd of over 20,000 making it one of the largest events in Norfolk’s history.

The general chose Norfolk as his final resting place because of his mother’s family connections to the city.