A living tribute to freedom...and the sacrifices it requires.

Welcome to the Virginia War Memorial

Through the stories of those who served, the nation’s leading state War Memorial honors Virginia’s fallen and preserves the past. In the process of helping veterans find their voice and collecting and telling their stories, the Memorial also educates and inspires for the future.

Take a moving, reflective walk through the heart of the Memorial: the Shrine of Memory.

Engage directly with history through veteran-led tours, educational programs for all ages, as well as artifacts, photographs, films, oral histories, and the arts.

NEW: Resources for Homeschooling

As we collectively try to navigate the new Stay-at-Home orders, the Virginia War Memorial Foundation has a number of online resources available online for you and your family.

Upcoming Events

Get involved in a wide variety of patriotic ceremonies, educational programs, arts events, and fundraisers. Check back for updates or CLICK HERE to receive regular emails about War Memorial happenings.

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RESCHEDULED: From the Archives: Materials from V-J Day

*This event was rescheduled from August 11* Archivist Heidi Sheldon is back, and this month she has pulled some fascinating pieces from the Memorial’s archives …

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Eyewitness to History: Experiences in the Persian Gulf War

Join us for an interview with SGT Mark Owens as he describes his service during the Persian Gulf War. Owens served with the 1st Civil …


Join the War Memorial’s supportive community of Americans, both civilian and military, who stand by those who served and help them find their voice. Your gift will grow the educational programming, patriotic events, award-winning documentaries, and state-of-the-art facilities for which the Virginia War Memorial is known.

Plan Your Visit

The Virginia War Memorial overlooks the beautiful James River, boasting one of the best views of the Richmond skyline. Yet the Memorial offers so much more to see and do…

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This day in history

1964 The end of the Cold War seems near when Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev states what he is ready to discuss disarmament with the U. S.