About the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM)
The Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) is the nation's first digital platform dedicated entirely to the memory of more than 4.3 million Veterans interred in VA's national cemeteries. In time for Veterans Day 2021, nearly 500,000 additional Veteran records from VA grant-funded cemeteries will be added to VLM.
Launched in 2019, individual Veteran profile pages are populated with military service and cemetery information. Publicly available information gathered from VA records includes service branch with logo, dates of birth and death, rank, war period, decorations, emblem of belief, and cemetery information.
Interactive features allow family, friends, and others to preserve their Veteran's legacy by posting tributes (comments), upload images, share their Veteran's military service timeline and achievements, biographical information, historical documents and more. The site allows visitors to share Veteran profile pages by email and post them to Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, VLM users can also "Follow a Veteran" to receive email alerts when new content is added to that Veteran's page.
Finding a Veteran
A simple search using first and last name will bring up a Veteran's page in groups of up to 50 profiles. To narrow your search, you can use branch of service, a war period, and/or cemetery. If you have more detailed information about your Veteran, use the advanced search to add additional search filters. A VLM profile page is usually created the day of the interment at the cemetery. Prior interments displayed in VLM go back as far as the Revolutionary War.
Screenshot of VLM profile page for Harold Gonsalves
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, or gif 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. For more information on how to use VLM, please review the How To Use VLM videos.
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.
Please see our VLM FAQ page for answers to commonly-experienced issues.
Clarence B. Craft
US Army, SFC
National Cemetery Administration
Attn: General Inquiries
810 Vermont Avenue
Washington, DC 20420
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Visit our NCA Mobile Site, designed specifically for your mobile phone or tablet, to find a VA national cemetery or state veterans cemetery and locate a grave in just a few taps.