New web page keeps veterans' memories alive

2013-06-25T23:00:00Z New web page keeps veterans' memories alive Beatrice Daily Sun
June 25, 2013 11:00 pm

The American Legion has launched a new interactive web page that provides a way for veterans and their families to keep the memories of military sacrifice alive. The new web page -- packed with stories, photos and videos, as well as a database -- is available at www.legion.org/honor

Readers have submitted more than 150 stories since the web page officially launched in May. Those wanting to share their stories can go to www.legiontown.org to submit text and photos online. Once approved by an administrator, those stories will appear on the honor and remembrance web page.

Other features of the web page include:

A collection of articles and photos about honor and remembrance that have appeared in The American Legion Magazine.

A special “In Memoriam” module for those who want to honor veterans who have passed on by providing their own tributes. Families are encouraged to submit obituaries of veterans by going to www.legion.org/honor and clicking on “In Memoriam.” Once you fill in the deceased’s name, the obituary and upload a photo (optional), just hit the save button. There is no charge.

A database of more than 1,200 museums, memorials or cemeteries that can help you plan a visit or an opportunity to explore online. These sacred places are compiled in a database, searchable by state and category. To suggest an addition to the database, send an email to honor@legion.org or call (317) 630-1298.

Photo galleries of prominent places of remembrance, including Arlington National Cemetery and U.S. memorials, U.S. military museums, and monuments and cemeteries in Europe.

The American Legion is a veterans service organization with 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts nationwide and overseas.

Those without access to a computer may mail their information to Honor & Remembrance, c/o The American Legion, 700 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Questions may be emailed to honor@legion.org .

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