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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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The Virginia War Memorial Remembers 9/11

On September 11, 2019, the Commonwealth of Virginia hosted the Annual Patriot Day Ceremony in the Shrine of Memory here at the Virginia War Memorial. Governor Ralph Northam gave the Keynote speech and was introduced by Kathleen Jabs, Deputy Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs. Patriotic music was provided by the …

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Remembering C. Kenneth Wright (1924 – 2019)

On August 15, 2019, the Virginia War Memorial Foundation lost one of its dearest friends when C. Kenneth “Ken” Wright died at the age of 94 in Richmond. Raised in then rural Chesterfield County, Ken would hitchhike to downtown Richmond and work every day after high school to park and …

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