Jan. 20, 2020 - Local advocates for mental health and modern-era trailblazers in public service were honored on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Hampton Heroes Memorial Plaza. First dedicated in 2019, the Martin Luther King Jr. and Hampton Heroes Memorial Plaza is located in front of the Hampton Roads Convention Center. It pays tribute to the national civil rights leader and to people who worked for civil rights and social justice in Hampton. The plaza was designed to be a living memorial, with new stories added regularly. The dedication was inside the Convention Center. Among those honored were former mayors George Wallace and James Eason. More information.