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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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Hero Highlight: Andy Dee Anderson

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.  Andy Dee Anderson always knew he wanted to …

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Hero Highlight: James “Jimmy” Guthrie

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.  Virginians have always been proud of their heritage. …

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Dwight Eisenhower: American Patriot

by Aaron Rodriguez, Virginia War Memorial Education Intern, Fall 2020. The analysis of President Dwight Eisenhower’s military expertise and political accomplishments reaffirms his status as one of America’s most patriotic presidents. From an early age, Eisenhower demonstrated a keen interest in military service, honing his mental and physical abilities in …

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Ask an Archivist Day

October is “American Archives Month,” during which the archival community works to educate the public and resource-providers about the work archivists do and why it is important. Today, October 7, 2020, archivists around the country are responding to questions from their patrons via social media and online communications. Heidi Sheldon, …

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