Virginia WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission
In addition to hundreds of programs that were being conducted by museums and local partners across the state, the Virginia World War I and World War II Commission planned a number of events and programs to mark the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 75th anniversary of World War II. The Commission, created by the General Assembly, was guided by its purpose to:
HONOR OUR VETERANS - whose sacrifices can never be forgotten. When we remember yesterday's veterans we communicate to today's service members that they won't be forgotten.
INSPIRE A DESIRE TO LEARN MORE - by providing opportunities for people to explore personal connections and highlight multiple aspects of Virginia's role in World War I and World War II
CONNECT THROUGH TRAVEL AND TOURISM - by making it easy for visitors to connect to museums, memorials, and sites in Virginia related to World War I and World War II.
Continuous programs that were hosted by the Commisson durring it 5-year commemorations included the Profiles of Honor Scanning Project and Mobile Tour, along with the creation of a "Virtual museum" in partnership with VCU's Virtual Curation Laboratory. Statewide Virginia Techer Institutes and WWI and WWII Marketing Grants in-partnership with the Virginia Tourism Corporation.