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VA Launches Veterans Legacy Memorial

"Millions of Veterans, Millions of Stories"

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration (NCA) announced the launching of the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM), the country's first digital platform dedicated entirely to the preservation of the memory of the 3.7 million Veterans interred in VA national cemeteries.

Each Veteran interred in an VA cemetery will have their own memorial page on VLM, a secure, web-based platform that creates a perpetual memorial extending beyond the physical border of the national cemetery.

"Veterans Legacy Memorial ensures "No Veteran Ever Dies" by honoring the legacy of our nation's Veterans, not just in our cemeteries, but in a new and innovative digital setting," said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. "It enhances the onsite national cemetery experience and extends the experience to those who otherwise are unable to physically visit the cemetery."

NCA, working in concert with VA's Office of Information & Technology, and through a contract with GovernmentCIO, built the architecture for the site starting with the information contained on every Veteran's headstone. In the initial rollout, members of the public can search the site for Veterans, find out where they are buried, and read the basic details of their lives and service.

Future capabilities may be expanded to allow families, survivors, fellow Veterans, and others to add historic photos and share memories to a deceased Veteran's memorial page. Such capabilities will include provisions that allows NCA to manage the site in a manner that maintains the same level of decorum our customers experience in our national cemeteries.

The VLM website can be reached here: https://www.va.gov/remember

For more information about the Veterans Legacy Memorial, please contact Dr. Bryce Carpenter, Veterans Legacy Program Manager, at bryce.carpenter@va.gov or Les' Melnyk, Chief, Public Affairs, at les.melnyk@va.gov.

Have questions about Veterans Legacy Memorial? Find what you're looking for with our VLM FAQs.