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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24Sep

Sips on the Skyline 2021

Join the Virginia War Memorial Foundation during September, Virginia Spirits Month, as we welcome back everyone’s favorite fall event, Sips on the Skyline. Early Bird …

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21Sep

ONLINE-The Hürtgen Forest: Prelude to the Battle of the Bulge

From September 1944 to February 1945, American forces fought to contain the German army in the Hürtgen Forest in an attempt to keep the Germans …

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28Sep

ONLINE – World War II: Voices from Captivity

Petty Officer 2/C Earl Anderson wrote from Japan in 1943, “We work, time passes fast. Although it’s been over a year since taken prisoner, it …

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

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

1943 The British Navy launch Operation Source in an attempt to sink the German’s second largest battleship, the Tirpitz. The battleship was an obstacle for the Allies in their movement through the Arctic seas.