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The Missing Man Table

The Missing Man Table, sometimes referred to as the “Fallen Comrade Table,” is meant to remind viewers of those fallen, missing, or imprisoned U.S. Military Service Members. In honor of POW/MIA Day, Friday, September 18, a Missing Man Table is on display in the Robins Lobby of the Memorial’s C. …

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Remembering V-J Day 75 Years Later

On September 2, Imperial Japan signed surrender documents aboard the USS, putting an end to World War II. President Truman declared that September 2 was officially V-J Day, or Victory over Japan Day. News of Japan’s surrender, however, reached both American troops and the American public several weeks earlier. On …

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Pure Guts: Remembering Rocky Versace

Courage. Bravery. Selflessness. We use those words often here at the Virginia War Memorial. Patriotism and sacrifice are commonly mentioned as well. All of these words, and several more, are needed to effectively describe the nearly twelve thousand stories represented by names etched into the walls of the Shrine of …

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A Socially Distant Independence Day

This year, as the United States of America approaches its 244th birthday, our 4th of July celebrations will be less conventional than in past years. Mine certainly will. Instead of going to a pool party, cheering on the Flying Squirrels, and watching Richmond’s fireworks from the rooftop of my apartment …

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Great Books on War – Part II

In these extraordinary times, people are looking for distractions, for a way to spend their time. For many, this includes a way to put the challenges of today into the proper perspective. Books are a tremendous resource for all these intentions. Books inform, they entertain, they provide an escape. A …

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Every Day is Memorial Day

As we move into summer, we thought it would be a good time to revisit this opinion piece, written by one of our Board of Directors. In his recollections Michael Santoro reminds us that at the Virginia War Memorial, every day is “Memorial Day.” The grounds of the Memorial and …

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Great Books on War – Part I

In these extraordinary times, people are looking for distractions, for a way to spend their time. For many, this includes a way to put the challenges of today into the proper perspective. Books are a tremendous resource for all these intentions. Books inform, they entertain, they provide an escape. A …

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Memorial Day 2020

The Virginia War Memorial Foundation would like to thank all those who participated in and covered the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Annual Memorial Day Ceremony. More Memorial Day Coverage: CBS6 Livestream: Virginia War Memorial’s Memorial Day Ceremony Richmond Times Dispatch: Photos: Memorial Day at the Virginia War Memorial Style Weekly: The …

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