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The Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission was created by the Virginia General Assembly to plan, develop, and carry out programs and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI and the 75th anniversary of WWII. 

SUBMIT YOUR FAMILY'S WWI & WWII PHOTOS ONLINE

If you are interested in helping develop the Virginia WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission's Profiles of Honor program, then please send us your World War I or World War II veteran related images and we will add them to our ever-growing collection to be archived at the Library of Virginia, viewed online on our website and Flickr accounts. Click here to submit your photos and documents today!

Virtual Museum Walkthrough

Did you miss out on seeing the Profiles of Honor Mobile Museum in person? Don't worry! Click here to take the virtual tour ONLINE!

LATEST NEWS

Last Nazi message decoded by Britain revealed to mark VE Day

 

Published May 8, 2020

The last recorded Nazi message intercepted and decoded by Britain in World War II has been revealed for the first time to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day. This note, written by GCHQ Analysts at Bletchley Park in WWII, shows the final message from the German BROWN network: "Closing down for ever -- all the best -- goodbye." The message, released by the UK's intelligence and security organization Government Communications HQ (GCHQ) shows the final words broadcast by a German lieutenant just before surrendering to British forces outside... 

"Humility must be the measure of a man whose success was bought with the blood of his subordinates, and paid for with the lives of his friends.” - Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

VIRGINIA SPOTLIGHT
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Military Aviation Museum
Virginia Beach, VA

The Military Aviation Museum is home to one of the largest private collections of World War I and World War II military aircraft in the world. Each has been beautifully restored to its prior military flying condition, using original parts whenever possible. Learn about the aircraft as you get up close, and hear the stories of the men and women who created aviation history.

PROFILES OF HONOR
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Every veteran has a story. While many may be familiar, many other stories have only recently been told... How well do you know the men and women who served in WWI and WWII? The stories featured here highlight just some of the many individuals who made their mark on history. We are proud to recognize their service, courage, and devotion to duty in our Virginia Profiles of Honor.

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