Choose ‘Hampton Roads’

Published 11:40 pm 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.

The postcard calling the area "Hampton Roads."

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.

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I have attached a photo depicting exactly that.

I would pick this name for our area.

William Blair