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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

Public asked to salute veterans headed to D-Day memorial

 

Published Aug 29, 2020

Tuesday, World War II and Korean War veterans will board a bus headed for Bedford, Va., site of the National D-Day Memorial. Six World War II and six Korean War veterans from Beaver and Allegheny counties will make the trip, accompanied by a companion, said organizer Jerry Fisher of Brighton Township. A bus can transport 54 people, Fisher said, but COVID-19 limits passengers to 24 to maintain proper social distancing. Under normal circumstances, ROTC cadets from Beaver Area School District would salute the veterans and honor their service before they departed. But these are...

"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
The MacArthur Memorial
Norfolk, VA

Located in Norfolk's restored 1850 city hall, the MacArthur Memorial traces the life and career of General Douglas MacArthur and honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Highlights include military artifacts, photographs, documents, paintings, memorabilia, the general's trademark cap, sunglasses and corncob pipe, plus his 1950 Chrysler Crown Imperial limousine. 

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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