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Vietnam Veterans Day: March 29

Governor Ralph Northam proclaimed March 29, 2021 as Vietnam War Veterans Day in the Commonwealth of Virginia to honor and celebrate the thousands of Virginia men and women who served in our Nation’s Armed Forces during this war. This recognition coincides with the observance of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, …

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Every Veteran Has A Story

Every veteran has a story. No matter when they served, where they served, or how long they served, every story has value. This is the driving belief behind the Virginia War Memorial’s Oral History Project. Our goal is simple and straightforward: collect and preserve the story of Virginia’s veterans in …

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Virginia War Memorials marks milestones for Shrine of Memory, Might Pen Project

In case you missed it, NBC’s Channel 12 About Town featured the Virginia War Memorial and our Foundation program, the Mighty Pen Project in an article over the weekend: https://www.nbc12.com/2021/02/27/virginia-war-memorials-marks-milestones-shrine-memory-might-pen-project/ By Hannah Eason | February 27, 2021 at 5:08 PM EST  RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – March 1 marks two important milestones for the Virginia …

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Why I joined the Memorial Guard

As a working parent, I am constantly juggling a lot of priorities, especially when fitting things into my budget. Supporting the Virginia War Memorial Foundation by joining the Memorial Guard and being a monthly donor was a no-brainer for me. It is easier for me to find a small amount …

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National Salute to Veteran Patients Week

This week, February 14 – 20, is National Salute to Veteran Patients Week. During this week, all are invited to say thank you to the more than 9 million U.S. veteran patients who are cared for primarily through the Department of Veterans Affairs. The staff and Board of the Virginia …

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Veterans Day 2020 Video & Remarks

Thank you to all who helped produce our 2020 Veterans Day Ceremony. Below is an excerpt from Executive Director Dr. Clay Mountcastle’s opening remarks during the Virginia War Memorial’s Veterans Day Ceremony, as well as the broadcast of the full ceremony. The year 2020 and a global pandemic continue to …

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Hero Highlight: Alan Brent Boffman

They Gave All TGA 5K presented by Loyalty Automotive Countdown to Veterans Day is sponsored by Woody Funeral Home & Nelsen Funeral Home As we “run apart to honor together,” we are highlighting heroes from across the Commonwealth who have bravely served.  At the Memorial, we always try to relay …

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