A replica of The Homecoming© statue was dedicated in Norfolk in Town Point Park on October 14, 2000. The park overlooks the Elizabeth River. Because Norfolk is considered the Navy's "hometown", the city is a perfect place for a Homecoming statue to reside. The statue was placed in Norfolk "in honor of Navy families and their ongoing support."
Funds were raised for The Homecoming© by then Navy Memorial Foundation Executive Board Member C. Lloyd "Chuck" Johnson and Trustee Tom Leisher. Sufficient funds were raised to provide for statue placement and site improvements. The Dedication Ceremony including Senator John Warner. The timing of the ceremony was considered even more meaningful than usual since it took place only two days after the terrorist attack on the USS COLE which is home ported in Norfolk. The city of Norfolk is proud to host both the Lone Sailor and Homecoming statues.