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!
100 years ago, Richmond survived 'The Spanish Flu'
Published Mar 20, 2020
When Adair Archer’s country needed him the most. the soldier answered the call. The 26-year-old sergeant lost his life in October 1918 during World War I. His death made front page news in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The University of Virginia graduate did not die from wounds on a battlefield, however... Errol Somay, with Virginia Newspaper Project, says Archer died at the hands of an invisible enemy... "Exactly 100 years ago was one of the greatest plagues of our time. Maybe in recorded history," Somay said: The Spanish Flu. An influenza...
"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
U.S. Army Women's Museum
Fort Lee, VA
The US Army Women's Museum, located at Fort Lee, is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of women in the U.S. Army and the only museum of it's kind in the world. The Museum's archive has one of the most comprehensive collections in the world of primary and secondary documents, artifacts, and materials pertaining to women in U.S. Army, branches and organizations.
PROFILES OF HONOR
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.