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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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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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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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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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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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