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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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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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Flag Exchange 2020

Earlier this September, Woody and Nelsen Funeral Homes delivered over 7,000 American flags to the Virginia War Memorial. The flags were collected from their annual flag exchange program hosted in May. Dignity Memorial, the parent company for both Woody and Nelsen, offered Richmonders the opportunity to exchange their old, torn or …

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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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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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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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