• Community identifies, restores unmarked graves in Historic Black Cemetery in Maryland

    This summer, Ellsworth Cemetery in Westminster, Maryland, held a headstone dedication for nine U.S. Colored Troops. The community practice of identifying and restoring unmarked graves has increased, particularly at historic Black cemeteries.

  • VA National Cemeteries hold National Day of Service on September 9

    VA National Cemeteries and Carry the Load will hold a National Day of Service on Sep. 9 marking the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

  • Virtual and community run, walk to honor fallen heroes

    Wear blue: run to remember honors more than 65,000 fallen heroes who have given their lives in service to our country.

  • NCA launches new interactive “Find a Cemetery” map

    In time for this year's Memorial Day, NCA has launched a new interactive “Find a Cemetery” map. The feature enables Veterans to search for their final resting place or for those who want to visit their Veteran interred at any of the 155 VA managed or 119 VA-funded cemetery.

  • New technology helps VA answer the call for Veteran families in need

    VA’s National Cemetery Administration (NCA) and Office of Information and Technology (OIT) are partnering on a four-pronged infrastructure modernization effort—one of which is upgrading the telephony that underlies NCA’s telephone systems.

  • “Six Triple Eight” women to receive Congressional Gold Medal

    On March 14, President Joe Biden signed the Six Triple Eight Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2021 into Public Law 117-97.  The legislation awards the Congressional Gold Medal to the 855 members of the Women’s Army Corps, who were assigned to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion – the “Six Triple Eight” – during World War II.

  • Finding Vietnam Veteran and Navy Corpsman Gregory Williams, pt.3

    Bill Mulcrevy’s search had come to an end. Gregory Williams, the Navy Corpsman who had saved his and so many other Marines’ lives in Vietnam, died in Illinois in November 2017. He was 73.

  • Bertha Harrison Dupre and Elizabeth Barker Johnson: Sisters in arms

    This is the story of Bertha Harrison Dupre and Elizabeth Barker Johnson, sisters in arms for the "Six Triple Eight."

  • How VA served Veterans in 2021

    Many people would like to forget 2021. It was a tough year, but a lot of good happened, too, especially at VA. The department is committed to making 2022 even better, and to do that, we’re taking a quick look back at what it accomplished and how it served Veterans in 2021.

  • Remains of North Texas sailor killed at Pearl Harbor laid to rest 80 years later

    Harold William Lindsey joined the Navy from Waxahachie, a small town just south of Dallas, Texas. Originally from California, fate would place him on the USS Oklahoma on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese Empire attacked Pearl Harbor. Navy Seaman 2nd Class Lindsey was one of the battleship’s 429 crewmembers killed in the attack. Almost 80 years later, the North Texas sailor finally returned to his family and friends. 

  • A Compensated Work Therapy success story: From cleaning bathrooms to running a National Cemetery

    Victor Vasquez, the director of two National Cemeteries got his start in VA’s Compensated Work Therapy Program. Read his story.

  • Fort Sill National Cemetery and Army trainees Honor the Fallen

    More than 120 Army trainees spent a day recently volunteering their time by cleaning the grounds at Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, OK.

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