Find a Veteran, Post a Tribute
VA’s National Cemetery Administration (NCA) launched its new “Find A Veteran, Post A Tribute” campaign. The effort intends to increase awareness of the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) – the nation’s first digital platform dedicated entirely to memorializing more than 3.7 million Veterans interred in VA’s national cemeteries.
Launched in 2019 with Veteran service and cemetery information, VLM now allows family, friends and others to post tributes to a Veteran’s page and to share Veteran pages using email, Facebook and Twitter.
According to Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves:
“With this awareness campaign, we encourage visitors to find a Veteran on the website and post a tribute on the Veteran’s page during the month of November. This is a great way for members of the public to help make sure that No Veteran Ever Dies.”
The site, which can be accessed at www.va.gov/remember, allows visitors to “find a Veteran” using a search box by entering the Veteran’s first and last name, or an advanced search option using middle name and service branch. Each page publicly displays available information gathered from VA records, including service branch with logo, dates of birth and death, rank, war period, highest decoration, emblem of belief, and grave location.
Visitors can “post a Tribute” (text comment) on a page as a guest user or by registering and logging into VLM using an ID.me account. 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; or as a direct entry to a memento (photo) on a Veteran’s page.