With November marking National Veteran and Military Families Month, highlighted by Veterans Day on November 11, now would be the perfect time to honor those who have served and sacrificed for their country.

One can do so by visiting and contributing to the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM). This digital platform, run by VA’s National Cemetery Administration, is dedicated to the memory of nearly 4.5 million Veterans interred at VA’s national cemeteries, VA’s grant-funded tribal, state and territory cemeteries, and two U.S. National Park Service cemeteries. Other cemeteries, including the U.S. Army’s Arlington National Cemetery, are currently not part of the Veterans Legacy Memorial.

VLM honors those who served

The memorial’s interactive features allow people to remember Veterans by posting tributes and comments, uploading images and sharing a Veteran’s military service timeline, achievements, biographical information, historical documents and more.

More than 45,000 submissions have been made to the Veterans’ existing profile pages in VLM since the site was launched in 2019. VA’s National Cemetery Administration (NCA) moderators review all content submitted to the memorial before it’s posted to a Veteran’s page to ensure that it conforms to the VLM user policy and appropriately honors Veterans.

Recently, the National Park Service became the first federal agency to collaborate with NCA on expanding the Veterans Legacy Memorial. The two agencies added profiles for 20,574 Veterans and service members interred at two National Park Service cemeteries to the VLM web site.

The new profile pages memorialize 18,752 Veterans and service members interred at Andersonville National Cemetery in Andersonville, Georgia, as well as 1,822 interred at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Greeneville, Tennessee. The pages can now be accessed by family, friends and the public interested in memorializing these Veterans and sharing lasting memories, tributes, photos, biographies and other information to honor their service to the nation.

“The National Cemetery Administration is proud to partner with the National Park Service in honoring the Veterans and service members interred in the [park service’s] national cemeteries,” VA Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Matthew Quinn said. “As VLM grows, we look forward to the day when all Veterans can be memorialized online, regardless of where they are laid to rest.”

Click here to find a Veteran listed on the Veterans Legacy Memorial.

By Veterans Experience Office

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Published on Oct. 31, 2022

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  1. Don Ford November 10, 2022 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/34741/REAVIS-A-MONTREY-JR/

    I can’t understand why I can’t find my classmate listed here on this website. He needs to be added here.

  2. Marie Dash November 9, 2022 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    I was able to find one of my brothers, however, I could not find my husband, TSgt. Anthony E. Dash. He served 20 yrs. in the Medical Field in the Air Force from February 1960 to February 1980. He passed away in May 2020 after contracting Parkinson’s Disease due to Agent Orange exposure. His remains are at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, DE, New Castle County.

  3. William Gill November 9, 2022 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    How can I find a past veteran who served in the Airforce in order to order a headstone. The Airman is buried in a private cemetery and has no headstone. I would like to first find his service record then submit the appropriate document/s for ordering the Grave Headstone.

  4. Dolores Jean Rapp November 9, 2022 at 12:12 am - Reply

    My husband was a Marine who served 4 yrs in the Corp. He drowned 5 yrs after he was discharged. He served in Korea. His name was Francis P. Mchale. He is buried in Trinity Cemetary in Erie PA

  5. Donald G. Rinzel November 8, 2022 at 9:53 am - Reply

    FYI, in the Columbia, SC, and the surrounding Midlands Area, there are thousands of veterans interred at local cemeteries. Now that out Fort Jackson National Cemetery (FJNC) has been established, a great number of our vets are being interred there.

    However, we continue to honor our non-FJNC vets by placing U.S. flags each year on locally-interred vets gravesites. We do this on the Sunday prior to Vets Day each year. For example we placed 3,000 flags at Greenlawn Memorial Park on 11/6/2022.

    I believe these VA non-sponsored events should be recognized in some way the National Cemetery Administration.

  6. Harrie L Bleecker III November 8, 2022 at 9:31 am - Reply

    My father Harrie L Bleecker Jr served in Navy during WWII in Pacific. He was buried near his parents and family in Pentwater MI, not in a National Cemetery. How do I get his information added?

  7. David Allen Dugan November 7, 2022 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    My brother Richard Eldon Dugan served in the Navy for 22 years, starting in June 1969. He was cremated and buried at sea. How can I get his name added? He was born August 7th 1950 and died of cancer in January 2018.

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