We launched this blog to help share the efforts of the Veterans Legacy Program, a new effort launched by VA’s National Cemetery Administration to provide opportunities for students, teachers and the general public to learn and explore how the stories of Veteran service and sacrifice are woven into U.S. history, local history and contemporary issues.  Through this blog we will feature NCA professionals, students, teachers and the general public contributing to this work.

A critical component of this effort will come from the partnerships we are planning to create with schools and universities around the country.  These partnerships will be rooted in inquiry, researching and developing educational materials for students and the general public on the inherited veterans legacy enshrined in the local national cemetery.

Thank you for joining me on this journey as we “Discover their history and honor their sacrifice.”

ronwaltersRonald E. Walters was named the Interim Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, effective June 23, 2014. As Interim Under Secretary, he leads 133 National Cemeteries in providing dignified burial services for military Veterans and eligible family members.


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Published on Sep. 14, 2016

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  1. Kim Kaufmann September 22, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    My Uncle was in the United States Merchant Marines in WWII. He passed away on 8/21/2015. Because the family didn’t find out about his passing until all was done, on 8/21/2016 we paid our respects. The link included has his Eulogy. WWII vets are few, and United States Merchant Marines are fewer. My Uncle kept few things in life, but what he kept was important to him. He kept his medals and picture of his ship. I would like to share with the United States Merchant Marines, his memory of his service (for which he was proud of), and the tribute the next generation did in his name.

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