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Postponed - General James Mattis

Friday, August 28, 2020, 2:30 AM

The Norfolk Forum event featuring General James Mattis rescheduled for August 27 has been postponed.

Due to ongoing public health concerns and Governor Northam's executive order limiting capacity on public gatherings, The Norfolk Forum event featuring General James Mattis on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Chrysler Hall (7:30pm) has been postponed. We are currently working on an alternate date for this event and thank you for your patience.

All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new date which has not been determined. If you purchased ticket at Ticketmaster, please visit and log into your account to manage your ticketing options. If you purchased tickets in person at the Scope Arena Box Office, the box office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am - 2pm. You can also email the box office at [email protected].

If you are a subscriber of The Norfolk Forum and have any questions regarding the postponement, please contact us at [email protected] or call us at 757.627.8672. As stated in an earlier email communication, we will be offering a live stream option for this event as well as for all of our 2020-21 season lectures. Instructions on registering for the live stream option will be emailed to ticket holders well in advance of the rescheduled event date. Additionally, we will be communicating the specific health and safety measures being employed at Chrysler Hall for our patrons.

We appreciate your continued support and flexibility while we do our best to navigate these unprecedented times. We look forward to seeing you in person but until then, we hope that you are well.

Please stay safe and thank you for your support of The Norfolk Forum!

Thank you,

L. Allan Parrott, Jr.
The Norfolk Forum

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense 

A dedicated patriot, intellectual, and strategist, former Secretary of Defense and retired Marine General James N. Mattis exemplifies principled leadership in times of turbulence.

One of the preeminent leaders of his generation, Gen James Mattis has spent nearly 50 years in the service of his country.
A rare combination of thinker and doer, and scholar and strategist, Gen Mattis knows the monumental powers and responsibility of our military forces, and the challenges of our dangerous and complex world. His matchless dedication to his job and country earned him universal respect and reverence – from allies and adversaries alike.
Gen Mattis served as the 26th Secretary of Defense of the United States for nearly two years before resigning with distinction. With his reputation as a sharp analyst and venerable wartime leader, Gen Mattis received nearly unanimous, bipartisan support for his nomination. A living Marine Corps legend, he made history by securing special permission from Congress to lead the Pentagon, sooner than he was eligible.
A veteran of three wars, Gen Mattis spent much of his career involved in overseas conflict. Described by colleagues and his staff as brave, honest, and humble, Gen Mattis proved to be an exceptional motivator of Marines and developed a leading style that endeared him to his troops.
Gen Mattis speaks with candor and thoughtful analysis about the threats that face our nation and military. Humorous, compassionate, and strategic, he also offers insightful lessons in leadership, with a deep focus on the art of empowering individuals.

Cost: $50 plus applicable fees

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