About the Commission

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

COMMISSION MEMBERS:

Delegate M. Kirkland Cox, Chairman

Senator Bryce E. Reeves

Senator Richard L. Saslaw

Delegate Marcus B. Simon

House Vacancy

House Vacancy

Charles F. Bryan, Jr.

Brigadier General USA (Ret.) John W. Mountcastle

 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS:

John Maxwell, Commissioner, Department of Veterans Services

Lt. Col. USA (Ret.) John C. "Clay" Mountcastle, Director, Virginia War Memorial

A message from the Chairman...

It is important that we honor our heroes and their service to our nation, and that we preserve and remember their stories. Nations across the world are marking the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 75th anniversary of World War II.

 

America's entry into World War II in 1941 was a turning point in a conflict that had been raging since September 1939. More than 16 million men and women joined the fight, with over 400,000 Americans paying the ultimate price of freedom, more than 11,400 of whom were Virginians.

Twenty-five years before that, more than 100,000 Virginians served in World War I, with over 3,700 dying from disease, combat, and training accidents. We can never forget their sacrifice and the freedoms they fought to secure for the generations to come.

 

The Virginia WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission is planning a robust series of programs to commemorate the anniversaries of these events, seeking to honor the sacrifices of the soldiers and the citizens who supported their efforts back home. We hope that you will plan to join us throughout this statewide commemoration, as we come together to honor, to remember, and to thank our heroes.

            

--- Delegate M. Kirkland Cox, Chairman

Commission Staff

Lily Jones 

Director - Reference Center

Pocahontas Building, 11th floor

900 E. Main Street

Richmond, Virginia  23219

Office: (804) 698-1888 

Fax:  (804) 698-1897

Email: ljones@dls.virginia.gov

Rusty Nix

Communications Manager

POH Program Director

901 E. Cary Street

Virginia Tourism Corp.

Richmond, Virginia 23219

Office: (804) 310-0285

Email: rnix@virginia.org

Commission Meetings

Apr 02, 2019

10:00 a.m.

Commission Meeting

​Location: Speaker's Conference Room, 6th floor, Pocahontas Building, Richmond VA 23219

Dec 31, 2018

Published

2018 Annual Report

Annual Report of the Virginia WWI & WWII Commemoration Commission for 2018

Aug 20, 2018

10:00 a.m.

Commission Meeting

​Location: Speaker's Conference Room, 6th floor, Pocahontas Building, Richmond VA 23219

Apr 24, 2018

10:00 a.m.

Commission Meeting

​Location: Speaker's Conference Room, 6th floor, Pocahontas Building, Richmond VA 23219

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