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Veterans Legacy Education Program

National Cemetery Administration - Veterans Legacy ProgramWelcome! The Veterans Legacy Program offers a wealth of tools for educators and the public, with a focus on honoring the sacrifices of our nation's veterans.

Through this program, citizens of all ages can explore U.S. history, visit national cemeteries or experience them online, and get to know these historic places as engaging places for learning.



soldiers around a cannon
soldiers around a cannon

Explore our five new digital lesson plans, teacher developed and standards aligned. These lesson plans are built on primary sources, contain colorful hand outs and lesson extensions, and provide ideas for on-site learning! We also have a college guide, a resource guide for college instructors.


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person walking through cemetery

The Veterans Legacy Program Blog is a window into the programs and operations that make up the Legacy program. Together, students, teachers, and professors will research and commemorate the local legacy in each national cemetery. The legacy blog is comprised of histories from communities, celebrating how we come together to discover and learn about our nation's Veterans.


map of Riverside NC
map of Riverside NC

The Veterans Legacy Program is developing digital interactive maps to connect communities with the enshrined veterans' legacy at national cemeteries. The Beaufort, South Carolina and Riverside, California National Cemeteries are the first to pilot this wonderful interactive map program.


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two people holding folded flag

The Veterans Legacy Education Program has a number of videos describing the educational content of the Veteran Legacy Education program. The videos are available as a playlist linked to individual videos so you can watch and share them. Watch the videos and learn about this great program.


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education photo

The Veterans Legacy Education Program has a number of photos. The photos are available as albums linked to our NCA facebook page. View the photos and learn about this great program. You can link to our albums and share them with your friends.


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people looking up

In addition to our extensive library of resources, we have also provided links to a select few other Federal learning resources. The National Park Service provides information on the national cemeteries that they serve. The American Battle Monuments Commission manages some of the most historically significant national cemeteries, and the Veterans History Project is a rich resource of our honored past.