VA remembers the victims of 9/11 and honors the service and sacrifices of all those who served the United States in the years since those attacks.
Ellsworth Cemetery Dedicates 9 Headstones to US Color Troops
Ellsworth Cemetery in Westminster, MD dedicated 9 headstones to Civil War and WWI Colored Troops.
NCA funeral and memorial benefits are available to all eligible Veterans and family members. Tanya Bradsher, Chief of Staff for the Department of Veterans Affairs speaks about available benefits. Learn more at www.cem.va.gov
Carry The Load 2022 - Midwest Leg
In the month leading up to Memorial Day 2022, Carry The Load marchers visited 50 national cemeteries across the country. Here is a sample from the Midwest leg of the relay.
NCA / Carry The Load West Coast Relay
In the month leading up to Memorial Day 2022, Carry The Load marchers visited 50 national cemeteries across the country. Here is a sample from the west coast leg of the relay.
In the month leading up to Memorial Day 2022, Carry The Load marchers visited 50 VA national cemeteries across the country. Here is a sample from the east coast leg of the relay.
Today’s Veteran of the Day is U.S. Marine Corps CPL Karl R. Lynn carried in honor by Bryce Roland of Carry The Load to Culpeper National Cemetery for the Virgina leg of the CTL relay.
Leave a tribute to any veteran buried in one of more than 150 national cemeteries at va.gov/remember
Wishing all the moms out there Happy Mother’s Day 🌹￼
Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Matt Quinn offers a special note of appreciation to all military spouses.
The “Yeomanettes,” as they were called, were among the first women allowed to join the military outside of the Nurse Corps. Today Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Matthew Quinn shares the story of U.S. Navy Veteran Lulu May Hogue.
Visit www.va.gov/remember to post a tribute to our nation’s heroes through the Veterans Legacy Memorial.
On February 22, 2022 senior leaders from VA, the
U.S. Army, and descendants of executed Soldiers gathered at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery to unveil a historical sign telling the story of the Houston Mutineers and the 17 Soldiers who were executed and later buried at the cemetery.
The 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment was a unit of “Buffalo Soldiers” – Black enlisted men, commanded by White officers.
At Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas, are 17 headstones in a row. They are unusual markers in what they don’t show. There is a story behind these 17 headstones. It is a story of racial tensions that boiled over into one of the most notorious mutinies in American military history. It is the story of the largest mass court martial and executions in the history of the U.S. Army. As a result of the first hurried executions, the Army ordered all future death sentences to be reviewed before they could be carried out., forever changing military justice.
On Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, VA and Army leaders will unveil a historical interpretative sign at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery that tells the story of these soldiers.
VA Remembers September 11th
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will pause this coming week to remember and honor those who lost their lives, as well as those who have served our Nation in the two decades since that fateful day. We invite you to watch this short video commemorating the 47 victims of the terrorist attacks who rest eternally in our national cemeteries, and visit this page to read their names and see their photos: https://www.cem.va.gov/VLM/Remembrance/9-11/
The National Cemetery Administration and Carry The Load are partnering at more than 60 VA national cemeteries across the nation Friday, Sept. 10, with a National Day of Service to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Come join us as we clean headstones and perform other tasks to beautify our national shrines and honor those who have served our country over the last 20 years.
For more information, visit https://www.cem.va.gov/National-Day-of-Service/
Register at https://www.carrytheload.org/…/SPageNaviga…/patriot_day.html
Please share this message with others who may be interested in volunteering for our National Day of Service or in posting a tribute on the Veterans Legacy Memorial site. Thank you for everything you do on behalf of Veterans and their families.
- The National Cemetery Administration -
Hampton National Cemetery Memorial Day 2021
Acting Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Ron Walters and U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria commemorate Memorial Day 2021 at Hampton National Cemetery.
We’re live at Baltimore National Cemetery, where Acting Deputy Secretary for Veterans Affairs Dr. Carolyn Clancy will participate in our Memorial Day commemoration.
Memorial Day - "Goin' Home" by Antonín Dvořák
ON BEHALF OF A GRATEFUL NATION | Since its inception, the United States Air Force has championed the value of service before self, charging Airmen to place professional duty above personal desires. While adherence to this call is expected of Airmen every day, on Memorial Day we are given the opportunity to commemorate the loss of those who have embodied this core value by giving their lives for their country.
“Each Memorial Day, we honor the sacrifices, courage, and valor of those service members who have given the last full measure of devotion and service to our great nation. On this most solemn of days, we turn our hearts to our fallen heroes and honor their bravery. As we march onward, with aspirations of greatness, let us never forget on whose shoulders we stand...These fallen patriots who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.” - General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., Chief of Staff of the Air Force.
Every day, these men and women, true American patriots, continue to inspire future generations to raise their right hand and serve their country. Today, we honor these fallen warriors with the remembrance anthem, “Goin’ Home”. To those who have given the last full measure of devotion in service to their country, we thank you.
#MemorialDay #USAFBand #ChiefsOwn #HonorThem #ServiceBeforeSelf
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass United States Air Force Air Force District of Washington National Cemetery Administration (NCA) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Special thanks to Culpeper National Cemetery
by Antonín Dvořák
arr. by Master Sgt. (ret) Jari Villanueva
trans. by Master Sgt. Tadd Russo
The United States Air Force Band Ceremonial Brass
Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Valadie - Drum Major
Colonel Don Schofield - Executive Producer
Master Sgt. Christine Jones and Master Sgt. (sel) Mike Brest - Producers
Master Sgt. (sel) Tim Hilgert - Production Assistant
Master Sgt. (sel) Mike Brest - Edito
Veteran Spotlight - Jerry Coleman
Veteran Spotlight - Helen-Louise Brooks
Veteran Spotlight - Diana Padro and Melissa Barnes
Veteran Spotlight - MSG James Leroy Bondsteel
Veteran Spotlight - Capt. Lillian Keil
Veteran Spotlight - Dr. Hackley Woodford
Veteran Spotlight - Bill Blair
USMA Reeves Farewell Message
How a Sailor Got His Name Back (Full Film)