Addition to Korean War Memorial Honors the Fallen

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Addition to Korean War Memorial Honors the Fallen

The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., now features a Wall of Remembrance bearing the names of the fallen.

Unveiled on July 27, the 69th anniversary of National Korean War Armistice Day, the wall is inscribed with the names of more than 36,000 U.S. soldiers and over 7,000 Korean augmentees who fought alongside the Americans. 

The Korean War, sometimes referred to as “The Forgotten War,” was fought between June 25, 1950, and July 27, 1953. 

DoD Launches Memorial Honoring the Fallen

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DoD Launches Memorial Honoring the Fallen

The Defense Department has launched Military In Lasting Tribute, an online memorial honoring service members who died while serving honorably on active duty.

The memorial is the first DoD memorial to include peacetime deaths, and it ranges from 1985 to the present, according to a Pentagon press release. More than 47,000 service members have died on active-duty status since 1985, according to the Defense Manpower Data Center.

Motorcycle Ride Honors Fallen Service Members

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Motorcycle Ride Honors Fallen Service Members

Riders in the 12th annual Fallen Soldiers Memorial Torch Motorcycle Ride will travel 4,500 miles and stop in 17 states over 30 days as they honor America’s fallen service members. 

The cross-country ride began in Eugene, Oregon, on July 10 and will make its final stop at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Aug. 8, according to the Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Northwest website

Eisenhower Memorial Opens in Washington

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Eisenhower Memorial Opens in Washington

The legacy of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States and supreme allied commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force during World War II, will be brought to life with a national memorial opening this week in Washington, D.C.

Set on a 4-acre site described by designers as an “urban park,” the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial will be located at the base of Capitol Hill in front of the U.S. Department of Education and across the street from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

VA National Cemeteries Will Open Memorial Day Weekend

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VA National Cemeteries Will Open Memorial Day Weekend

National cemeteries managed by the Department of Veterans Affairs will be open during Memorial Day weekend, but the traditional wreath-laying ceremonies will be closed to the public because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia will remain closed to the public. The cemetery will be open only to family pass holders, officials announced.

Design Search Starts for Indian Vets Memorial

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Design Search Starts for Indian Vets Memorial

The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian will begin accepting submissions Nov. 11 for design of a National Native American Veterans Memorial.

The first stage of the international design competition closes Jan. 9, when a panel of veterans, designers and scholars will pick five finalists to build a memorial on museum grounds on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

In a statement, the Smithsonian said, “The international competition is open to all; students, architects, artists, designers and anyone else who wants to can submit a design.”

‘Helicopter War’ Vets Want Memorial at Arlington

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‘Helicopter War’ Vets Want Memorial at Arlington

A Nevada lawmaker is advocating on behalf of Vietnam War helicopter pilots and crew members for a memorial in Arlington National Cemetery.

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., is sponsoring a bill that would direct Army officials to approve something more substantial than a small tree plaque and “virtual memorial” concept that has received the green light as a space-saving alternative.

At a recent hearing before the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, Amodei said he understands and appreciates “the necessity of saving all available land for grave space” at Arlington.