The Veterans Legacy Memorial project was created to help the American public learn about individuals who served in the military even when they cannot physically visit their final resting sites. Another purpose for the project is to give family and friends of Veterans another way to carry on their loved one’s memory through tributes, stories, and photos.
Ahead of Veterans Day celebrations, federal officials have added about 5 million Veterans buried at private cemeteries to the Veterans Legacy Memorial project, which nearly doubles the number of Veterans honored with online memorial pages.
Before now, only individuals buried in Veterans Affairs cemeteries, military cemeteries, and other government sites were included. But now, about one-quarter of all Veterans ever to serve in American history are listed in the online source.
The registry includes the basic military service records of the deceased and, when available, the location of their final resting place. Family members can submit photos, award citations, and other historic documents to be included in the listings.
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