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About the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM)

The Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) is the nation's first digital platform dedicated entirely to the memory of nearly 10 million Veterans interred in VA's national cemeteries; VA-funded state, tribal, and territory Veteran cemeteries; Department of Defense-managed cemeteries; National Park Service cemeteries; and private cemeteries within and outside the United States. Currently VLM includes Veterans laid to rest in private cemeteries since 1996 who received a VA-provided headstone, flat marker, niche cover, or medallion.

Individual Veteran profile pages are populated with military service and cemetery information. Publicly available information gathered from VA records includes service branch and seal, dates of birth and death, rank, war period, decorations, emblem of belief, and cemetery information.

Interactive features allow family, friends, and the public to submit Tributes (comments), images, biographical information, and historical documents; create their Veteran's military service and personal achievements timeline; and generate a Word Cloud that describes their Veteran. The site also allows visitors to share Veteran profile pages by email and post them to social media, and users can "Follow a Veteran" to receive email alerts when new content is added to that Veteran's page.

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1st Lt. Travis Manion and his best friend Lt. Brendan Looney were both killed in action and are laid to rest next to each other at Arlington National Cemetery. Travis' sister and Brendan's wife reflect on their life stories.

Watch: Digital Remembrance Platform VLM Impacts Veteran Community

For surviving spouse Linda Monroe, Veterans Legacy Memorial allows her and her family to preserve the legacy of her late husband Bob.

» Contribute to your Veteran's story today at www.va.gov/Remember

Finding a Veteran

To find a Veteran's profile page, please enter the Veteran's Last Name (at least one letter). To narrow your search, you can enter the Veteran's First Name and use the filters to search by Service Branch, Year of Death, Country/State/Territory, or Cemetery. The Advanced Search feature contains several other filters.

Screenshot of VLM profile page for Sara M Knutson Cullen.Screenshot of VLM profile page for Sara M Knutson Cullen

Submitting Content

Any user can view VLM pages and submit content, though logging in registering with VLM using an ID.me account will let a user to submit content without submitting a name and email address each time, and will allow a user to "like" other user-submitted content. Content can be submitted using various text fields, drop-down choices, and drop & drag options. Submitted images must be a jpg, png, heic, or heif files, and documents must be submitted as 508-compliant pdf files. All content is reviewed by VLM Moderators before being posted to Veteran pages to ensure it conforms to the VLM User Policy and appropriately honors Veterans.

When contributing to a Veteran's profile on VLM as a visitor, without signing into ID.me, you can enter your Name, Email, Agree to the Policy and check the "Remember Me" box and VLM will remember you for 30 minutes, allowing you to post more content without completing the visitor form.

VLM Customer Support

A VLM Customer Support representative for the Veterans Legacy Memorial website is available Monday to Friday (excluding Federal Holidays) from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Time at 1-866-245-1490. Or you can email VLM Customer Support* and someone will get back to you within 24 business hours.

See our VLM FAQ page for answers to common questions.

* Emails sent to VLM Customer Support are not secure; please do not send Personally Identifiable Information (PII) e.g. DD214, discharge documents, death certificates or other supporting documentation.
VLM Featured Veteran
Thomas A. Baker
U.S. Army, SGT
World War II
Medal of Honor Recipient
Photo for Featured Veteran from the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM): Thomas A. Baker, U.S. Army, SGT, World War II, Medal of Honor Recipient.
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