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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, as well as in the Profiles of Honor Mobile Tour. Click below to submit your photos and documents!

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

USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma Set to Sail Again for the US Navy

 

Published Jan 2, 2020

Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly announced that two new Virginia-class submarines will be named after the USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma in honor of the sailors that died on those vessels during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The two names will return to service 78 years after the surprise attack on December 7, 1941. The majority of the US casualties in that attack came from those two ships. The next two Virginia-class nuclear fast-attack subs, SSN-802 and SSN-803, will be named USS Oklahoma and USS Arizona respectively. Modly called on residents...

"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

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The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library - Staunton, VA

Retrace the journey of our 28th president at The Woodrow Wilson Museum as you tour galleries which explore Wilson's early years, presidency, suffrage, prohibition and WWI. The President's restored 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine is a museum highlight. Immerse yourself in the state-of–the-art WWI exhibit, see authentic weapons and uniforms as you discover the unforgettable story of the doughboys.

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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