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From: Debra <>
Subject: Re: [OWENS] World War II Veterans Database
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 05:15:22 -0800 (PST)
What a wonderful site. Thanks for the information. I have added it to my "To Do" list!
wrote: This is important information on how to register the WWII veteran from your
family. I am posting this message from Sandi Gorin of the Barren County, KY
The website is http://www.wwiimemorial.com
"The official National Park Service website honoring veterans of World War
II This website is connected to the World War II Memorial that opened 29
April 2004 on the mall in Washington, D.C.--right between the famous
Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Memorial. Unknown to mostAmericans,
there are very few surviving records concerning World War II veterans--most
of them where lost in a storage warehouse fire
decades ago. The government has records on service men who died during the
war, but almost no records on who fought and survived the war. This site
allows family members to register their veterans by following simple
guidelines posted on the site. It is free to register veterans. The only
cost is $10 if you would like to upload a picture of the veteran to the
site. The site can be accessed and searched by anyone from either the
Internet or from a kiosk right a the Memorial in Washington, D.C. Except
for registering at this website, there is no other way that their service
will be officially remembered as the records are gone. We are losing
hundreds of veterans every day. Their sacrifices for our freedoms were and
still are important. It is very important to not let those sacrifices be
forgotten after they are gone.
"To register a World War II veteran or to look one up, go to
http://wwiimemorial.com and follow the simple instructions. You will need
to know their full name, their home state, and something about when, what
branch (Army, Navy, etc.), and where they served. Your submission will be
reviewed and needs to be approved before it is posted to the site. To
upload a picture for $10 you will need a credit card. Pass the word. Most
people have no idea there are no surviving government records of World War
II servicemen who lived through the war. It is a simple, but meaningful way
to say thank you."
>From Sandi: This is a free site and as noted, there is no charge for
honoring a veteran of WWII - only if you want to put out a picture is there
any cost. No charge for searches. There is a search function on the main
page so you can check for any family member or friend who served; if found,
it will bring up a list (I searched by surname), which has the name of the
soldier, who registered them. Click on the link and another lovely page
comes up with the name of the soldier, branch of service, hometown, honored
by, and activity during WWII. I found several of our family there.
Enjoy - Sandi
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