• Continue reading Morovis National Cemetery inters first Veterans

    July 14, 2021

    In Puerto Rico, it is rare for a burial to be a lonely affair. Family ties run deep, and families of the deceased will gather from near and far for wakes and to accompany their loved one to their final resting place. So it was on July 12 at Morovis National Cemetery, when the first two of what will be tens of thousands of future Veteran interments took place under the warm Puerto Rican sun.

  • Continue reading Veterans Legacy Memorial – It’s Personal

    June 21, 2021

    The re-launch of the Veterans Legacy Memorial before Memorial Day weekend saw more than 4,000 tributes, images, biographies, milestones, and documents posted to Veterans' pages.

  • Continue reading Vietnam War Veterans, and honoring all who served: Memorial Day 2021

    May 31, 2021

    The Vietnam War was the nation’s longest and costliest conflict of the Cold War. Over 8.7 million Americans served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam era from 1964 to 1973 (1). More than 3.4 million deployed to Southeast Asia (1) and approximately 2.7 million of those served in the Republic of Vietnam (2). On this Memorial Day 2021, VA honors their service and recommits itself to supporting all Veterans of the Vietnam era, their families and their caregivers.

  • Continue reading Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Memorial Day message

    May 28, 2021

    21 newly bereaved survivors come to TAPS each day for resources and care. The need is great and growing. In 2020 and thus far in 2021, the families of those service members and Veterans who have died by suicide or illness, as a result of exposures to toxins while serving overseas, represent the largest population of new survivors turning to TAPS for resources and care.  

  • Continue reading Remembering fallen means honoring unfinished work: SecVA

    May 28, 2021

    Remembering the fallen means honoring the nation’s unfinished work, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said at Quantico National Cemetery in Virginia May 28.

  • Continue reading NCA lifts restrictions on attendance at committal services, adjusts COVID safety precautions

    May 25, 2021

    VA's National Cemetery Administration (NCA) last week announced it would lift all restrictions on gathering sizes at committal and memorial services in VA national cemeteries starting on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

  • Continue reading Veterans Legacy Memorial preserves Veterans’ legacies to honor their service and sacrifice

    May 24, 2021

    The Veterans Legacy Memorial, our nation’s first digital platform dedicated entirely to more than 3.7 million Veterans interred in VA’s national cemeteries, provides a memorial page dedicated to preserving their legacy.

  • Continue reading Honoring Vets: Carry The Load partners with VA’s national cemeteries

    May 12, 2021

    For the third year in a row, Carry The Load is partnering with VA’s national cemeteries to honor and remember America’s heroes during Memorial May.

  • Continue reading Details on FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Expense Reimbursement Program

    April 21, 2021

    NCA has received calls from family members and funeral homes asking about the Funeral Expense Reimbursement Program. Here are the details on FEMA's program.

  • Continue reading How to plan your legacy with the VA Survivors and Burial Benefits kit

    March 2, 2021

    After the passing of a loved one who has served this country, many survivors do not know what to do or where to begin to obtain VA assistance. VA has prepared a burial benefits kit to help guide Veterans, service members and their families after the loss of a loved one.

  • Continue reading Contrasting lives: WWI Black Veterans Everett Johnson and Robert Chase

    February 27, 2021

    This is the third installment in a three-part series on the officers and men of the 349th Field Artillery Regiment in World War I, featuring First Lieutenant Everett Johnson, a black officer, and Sergeant Robert Samuel Chase, one of Johnson’s non-commissioned officers.

  • Continue reading Creating a formidable force: Colonel Dan T. Moore

    February 26, 2021

    This is the second installment in a three-part series on the officers and men of the 349th Field Artillery Regiment in World War I. This series of blog posts profile the World War I service and post-war experiences of three Veterans of the 92nd Division’s 349th Field Artillery Regiment, one of the Army’s first predominately African-American artillery units.