• 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 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 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 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.

  • Continue reading WWII75: A tragedy of two B-17s over Berlin

    June 21, 2019

    John Clark, Robert James, Willard Johnson, Paul Young.  These are the names of four men interred in four different national [...]

  • Continue reading Cemetery Monuments Embody Service, Sacrifice

    May 24, 2019

    There are more than 1,330 monuments in NCA cemeteries. They take many shapes and sizes to honor the service and sacrifice of servicemen and women

  • Continue reading May is for Memorial Day … and Mowing

    May 23, 2019

    May is the busiest month for NCA as it mows, trims, waters, and fertilize thousands of acres of grass to ready its 136 cemeteries for Memorial Day events.

  • Continue reading Resuscitating Dayton National Cemetery’s ‘Tunnel of Death’

    May 3, 2019

    The team responsible for studying the historic tunnel presented its findings and alternatives to DNCSC and NCA as the first step toward rehabilitation.

  • Continue reading Erastus Milo Cravath – Preacher, Educator, Veteran

    May 2, 2019

    Erastus Cravath was such a man.  Born in 1833 in Homer, New York, to White parents who were ardent abolitionists, Cravath grew up helping escaping slaves.

  • Continue reading 97 years ago: New government headstone for World War Veterans

    April 26, 2019

    On April 26, 1922, a board of officers adopted a new headstone design for all graves except for those of the Civil War and Spanish-American War.

  • Continue reading Veterans Legacy Program: 1st Lt. Terence P. Halligan, World War II Navigator Missing in Action

    November 27, 2018

    1st Lt. Terence Patrick Halligan served as a navigator aboard a B-26 Marauder during World War II.  During a combat [...]