Choose ‘Hampton Roads’Published 11:40pm Wednesday, February 6, 2013
To the editor:
As a Suffolk native, I have heard the larger metropolitan area, of which Suffolk is a part, called either “Tidewater” or “Hampton Roads” for the last 75 years.
Recently I discovered a September 1918 issue of a Navy Life Magazine that I had, which gives the address for Naval Station Norfolk as Naval Operating Base, Hampton Roads, Virginia.
I have attached a photo depicting exactly that.
I would pick this name for our area.