VLM is an online memorial space managed by the National Cemetery Administration (NCA).
NCA manages more than 150 national cemeteries to honor our Nation’s Veterans, and extends memorialization of more than 3.7 million Veterans interred in those cemeteries to this digital memorial space by providing a VLM profile page for each Veteran.
To find a Veteran’s profile page, enter the Veteran’s name (First Last with no commas, such as “John Doe”). To refine your search, use the drop down menus to search by Branch of Service, War Period, and Cemetery Location. To search using additional criteria, click on Advanced Search.
Black History Month is a chance to celebrate and honor Black Americans who trail blazed paths for future generations. Among those trailblazers are the Tuskegee Airmen.
The 99th Pursuit Squadron activated March 23, 1941, in Tuskegee, Alabama. The Tuskegee Experiment was the first of its kind, producing an all Black unit to fight during World War II. Tuskegee graduated its first five U.S. Army Air Forces fighter pilots March 7, 1942, and more soon followed.
In late 2020, the Air Force produced a three episode series called “Red Tail Angels” to tell their story.
Here’s a link to Episode 1 on YouTube:
Editor’s Note: Items from the U.S. Veterans Administration…
United Through Reading offers free resources and audio recording to Veteran and military families. Reading together helps connect families.
“I was very excited to be reading to my twin grandkids for their first United Through Reading recorded stories,” said Air Force Veteran Denise M. Jelinski-Hall. “In my heart, I knew they would love the time with grandma reading some of what would become their favorite stories. I also felt like I was making a difference for them during the times of our separation.”