VA Online Graveyard Now Includes Details of 500,000 Additional Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the expansion of its Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) website, which now contains individual web pages for nearly 4.5 million veterans buried in national, state, territorial and tribal cemeteries .
The just announced expansion added individual web pages for nearly 500,000 veterans buried in 93 state, territorial and tribal veterans cemeteries to the existing four million web pages for veterans buried in the 155 VA national cemeteries.
The Veterans Legacy Memorial website allows anyone to search for veterans buried in these cemeteries and view their service information, a map of the burial site, and in many cases, a photograph of the gravestone. It also gives friends and family the opportunity to contribute photos, stories, historical documents and to pay tribute.
“VLM offers families a meaningful way to honor our veterans,” said Matthew Quinn, VA Undersecretary for Memorial Affairs, in a press release. “Due to the expansion of the VLM to VA-funded State, Territorial and Tribal Veterans Cemeteries, many families – including mine – will have the opportunity to commemorate their veterans online. “
The free site offers those looking for family history a wealth of information and allows those who are physically far away to pay homage to lost friends, family and loved ones.
Over 22,000 virtual submissions have been made to Veterans Profile Pages in VLM since the site’s launch in 2019. All content uploaded or submitted to a Veteran’s personal memorial webpage is reviewed by moderators prior to release. be published.
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