In time for Memorial Day 2020, VA’s National Cemetery Administration (NCA) has enhanced capabilities on the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) website for family, friends, and visitors to leave tributes or comments on a Veteran’s memorial page. 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.
“Online memorialization becomes more prominent these days, allowing people to remotely honor the service and sacrifice of our Veterans,” said Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves. “The increased capabilities of VLM are in place at a critical time to ensure ‘No Veteran Ever Dies,’ by telling their stories to a larger audience through an enhanced digital platform. In addition, VLM allows people to express their appreciation and gratitude for the dedicated service of our Nation’s heroes.”
After creating an account on the website, visitors can leave a “tribute” to a Veteran who is meaningful to them, pick from an auto-generated list at the bottom of the page, or conduct a search based on any of the following: name, service branch, war period, or cemetery.
Tributes can be made in three ways:
- As a direct entry on a Veteran’s page
- As a reply to someone else’s tribute on a Veteran’s page
- As a direct entry to a memento or photos on a Veteran’s page
Once a tribute is reviewed and posted, visitors can share their post to social media (Facebook, Twitter) by clicking one of the share buttons in the upper right of the Veteran’s page. Visitors can also “like” a comment or image by pressing a small heart-shaped button.
FIND YOUR LOVED ONE HERE: https://www.vlm.cem.va.gov/