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    This Memorial Day, VA Adds More than 300,000 Veterans to its Legacy Memorial Project Site

    This Memorial Day, VA Adds More than 300,000 Veterans to its Legacy Memorial Project Site

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has expanded its Veterans Legacy Memorial project to include former service members interred at 27 cemeteries managed by the , Navy and Army, including Arlington National Cemetery.

    Ahead of Memorial Day, VA officials said the expansion adds more than 300,000 veterans to the online memorial, which now contains landing pages for roughly 4.8 million veterans.

    Each memorial page includes a veteran's dates of birth and death, dates or eras of service, grave location and photo of grave, as available. The site is fully interactive, allowing family members, friends and colleagues to share photos, documents and memories.

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    Since the site went fully interactive on Memorial Day weekend in 2021, more than 58,000 items have been uploaded to veterans' pages, according to James LaPaglia, digital services officer for the National Cemetery Administration.

    For example, LaPaglia said, on Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Robert Monroe's page, family and friends have uploaded photos and added information about the veteran's service, awards and career.

    And they can post messages, much like a social media page. Linda Monroe, Robert's wife, visits the page often and leaves messages to him across the ether, even as she frequently visits his graveside at Riverside National Cemetery in California.

    “Good…

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