• Continue reading Trailblazers, advocates and the anguished: Veteran profiles of the 349th Field Artillery

    February 25, 2021

    This series of blogs profiles 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.

  • Continue reading Formerly homeless Veteran flourishes in job at national cemetery

    February 12, 2021

    The Cemetery Apprenticeship Program trains Veterans to be caretakers at VA national cemeteries, performing a variety of grounds, equipment, and building maintenance duties.

  • Continue reading #DesertStorm30: Remembering Them

    January 11, 2021

    As we reflect back on Desert Storm and all those who served 30 years ago, let us take a moment to pause and remember the fallen. Below are names of 32 service members who were killed in action and buried in VA's national cemeteries. People can visit their virtual memorial by clicking on their name.

  • Continue reading Wreaths Across America to go on in national cemeteries with COVID restrictions

    December 9, 2020

    Veterans and their families can participate in Wreaths Across America in national cemeteries, but there will be restrictions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Continue reading NCA unveils “Find A Veteran, Post A Tribute” campaign

    November 4, 2020

    VA's National Cemetery Administration (NCA) launched its new “Find A Veteran, Post A Tribute” campaign. The effort intends to increase awareness of the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) – the nation’s first digital platform dedicated entirely to memorializing more than 3.7 million Veterans interred in VA’s national cemeteries.

  • Continue reading Volunteers return safely to national cemeteries during COVID-19

    September 22, 2020

    Volunteers are returning to national cemeteries under certain circumstances, following strict COVID-19 guidance. More than 40 volunteers displayed the new policies during an event Sept. 19 at Culpeper National Cemetery in Virginia. A group from a local Latter-day Saints church cleaned headstones while wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

  • Continue reading Friendship in Death: The Nimitz Plot at Golden Gate National Cemetery

    August 14, 2020

    Admiral Chester W. Nimitz decided that, in death, he wanted to join his men at Golden Gate with a standard military funeral and regulation headstone. He took steps to assure that the shipmates closest to him during World War II could join him.

  • Continue reading Remembering the USS Indianapolis (CA 35) on its 75th Anniversary

    July 30, 2020

    Shortly after completing a top-secret delivery of atomic bomb components to Tinian, the USS Indianapolis was struck by torpedo and sank 75 years ago today.

  • Continue reading Preserving the legacy of Veterans buried in unmarked graves

    July 17, 2020

    Preserving the legacy of Veterans who lay in unmarked gravesites happens all across the country. In fact, anyone can request a burial headstone or marker if the service of the Veteran ended prior to April 6, 1917.

  • Continue reading Create an online memorial for a loved one on the Veterans Legacy Memorial Website

    May 19, 2020

    The Veterans Legacy Memorial website is the nation’s first digital platform dedicated entirely to the memory of the 3.7 million Veterans interred in VA national cemeteries.

  • Continue reading VA partnering with Carry The Load to Honor Fallen Heroes

    May 13, 2020

    VA is partnering with Carry The Load for a national virtual relay to honor our fallen during their 9th annual Memorial May campaign.

  • Continue reading They Served: The ‘Hello Girls’ of WWI and their sixty-year battle for recognition

    March 30, 2020

    The Hello Girls were female telephone operators during WWI. This is their 60-year battle for federal recognition of their wartime contribution.