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Click here to view a complete breakdown of Virginia's involvement in the First World War.

Click here to read an overview of Virginia's involvement in the Second World War.

Click here to view some of the stories of the men and women who served in the First and Second World Wars, shared by historians, museums, and families from across the Commonwealth and beyond. 

Click here to access some of the teaching aids and resources collected and shared by the Virginia WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission..

Click here to view some of the remarkable historic artifacts 3-D scanned by VCU’s Virtual Curation Lab into the Virginia WWI and WWII Virtual Museum.

Click here to read a collection of fantastic articles and research documents on WWI and WWII.

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External Online Resources

​Click here to visit the the History of Wartime Nurses page from Duquesne University. The primary purpose of the the University's page is to bring awareness to the role of nurses in America's wars, from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam. The University pulls information from a variety of sources to make it more accessible.

Click here to watch the short film "Document Historic Arlington: Arlington's Heroes" (2017). Produced through the facilities of Arlington Independent Media, "Arlington's Heroes" chronicles the work by a group of high school students as they journey through their local history, and learn how the untold stories of Virginians in WWI had a profound impact on their community today.

Click here to visit the Virginia Military Dead Database of the Library of Virginia. The primary purpose of the VMDD is to honor those Virginians who have given their lives in defense of freedom. The VMDD pulls information from a variety of sources to make it more accessible.

These cemeteries and memorials, most of which commemorate the service and sacrifice of Americans who served in World War I and World II, are among the most beautiful and meticulously maintained shrines in the world.

Click here to access the Tusculum Institute's WWI memorial database, including information on local county memorials, as well as information on Virginia divisions and units involved in the Great War. This site is supported by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the University of Richmond, and Sweet Briar College.

After the war, the Virginia War History Commission was created to gather information about Virginians’ service during the conflict.  Nearly 15,000 records were collected, from both men and women, including family information, residence, pre- and post-war occupations, where they served during the war, and their overall impressions from their service.  Some records are frustratingly incomplete, while others include amazing added details such as photographs, personal comments, and additional notes from family members.  The collection is searchable through several fields.

Click here to view the Virginia Civil War 150th Commission and programs developed by the Virginia General Assembly throughout the state.

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