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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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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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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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