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The Virginia War Memorial Remembers 9/11

On September 11, 2019, the Commonwealth of Virginia hosted the Annual Patriot Day Ceremony in the Shrine of Memory here at the Virginia War Memorial. Governor Ralph Northam gave the Keynote speech and was introduced by Kathleen Jabs, Deputy Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs. Patriotic music was provided by the …

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Remembering C. Kenneth Wright (1924 – 2019)

On August 15, 2019, the Virginia War Memorial Foundation lost one of its dearest friends when C. Kenneth “Ken” Wright died at the age of 94 in Richmond. Raised in then rural Chesterfield County, Ken would hitchhike to downtown Richmond and work every day after high school to park and …

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We remember on Purple Heart Day

August 7th: Purple Heart Day Every year, on August 7, Purple Heart Day, we pause to acknowledge and remember the sacrifices made by brave men and women in the military. The Purple Heart medal is presented to service members who have been wounded by an instrument of war in the …

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Hero Highlight – Andy Dee Anderson

Andy Dee Anderson always knew he wanted to serve his country. Growing up in Falls Church, Virginia, Andy enjoyed school and athletics. He played football and basketball for JEB Stuart High School and is remembered as a great teammate who made sure everyone had a ride home after practice or …

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Priority Automotive’s Shrine of Memory Mural

Have you see this yet? The Virginia War Memorial’s Shrine of Memory has been a prominent feature of the Richmond city skyline for decades, but have you noticed this image anywhere else around town? At Priority Automotive’s Colonial Heights location, just south of Richmond, the War Memorial is the highlight …

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