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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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A Hero, Indeed

Several years ago, while assigned to the US Army’s Combat Studies Institute at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, I was charged with writing a chapter for a study on battles in Afghanistan. The subject of the chapter was an engagement that took place on 21 June 2006, high atop a ridgeline in …

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A View of V-E Day from the Pacific

As we approach the 75th Anniversary of “Victory in Europe” (V-E) Day, I thought that I would take a look at the material in the archives and spotlight a view that we may not normally look for: how V-E Day was received by our troops in the Pacific. This is …

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Supporting the Community during COVID-19

Over the last few weeks, we have received an overwhelming amount of support from all over the Commonwealth of Virginia. Many of you have asked about how to best support the Virginia War Memorial Foundation and our programs while our doors are closed. The simplest solution is to continuing doing …

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