Ahead of Memorial Day 2021, the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has upgraded the features of the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) website. Aside from a fresh look, better usability, and more ways to submit content, VLM visitors may now upload photos, biographical summaries of a veteran’s life, and historical documents such as award citations, letters, and newspaper clippings.
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. It was launched in 2019 to give every such veteran his or her own dedicated webpage. The site also includes headstone photographs and mapped locations for most veterans, with more being added every day.
During the past year, more than 9,000 tributes have been shared on veterans’ VLM pages, some very personal and tender. For many families, friends, and fellow veterans, VLM has become a means to express the impact a veteran has had on the loved one’s life long after military service has concluded. All content submitted to VLM is reviewed by Veterans Legacy Memorial administrators before being posted to the site to ensure dignity and decorum consistent with VA national cemetery standards.
For more information about the Veterans Legacy Memorial site or to submit content, (CLICK HERE).