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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. 

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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!

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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!

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War stories with WWII Veteran Teddy Mariolis

 

Published Oct 25, 2019

Saturday Oct. 12th, 2019, the Honor Flight of Central and Southwest Virginia made a stop at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Va. While there WWII Veteran Teddy Mariolis gave us a bit of insight into his time as a Marine in the Pacific theater.

“What’s happening here today… like I said with the memorial just now, it brings back vivid memories that I experienced and live with. I can almost see faces.”  Teddy’s Honor Flight guardian Kathy Jaberg asks, “You were a young man, were you scared, excited or was it all those feelings?” Teddy replied No, no feelings like that for...

"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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National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Chantilly, VA

The Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, is the companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Opened in 2003, this huge facility houses thousands of important icons and artifacts of aviation and space history, including many significant WWI and WWII aircraft such as the famous B-29 “Enola Gay”. Daily tours, educational activities, lectures and events are held throughout the year. 

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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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