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Introducing the Honor Wall

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Unveiled this week in honor of Veterans Day, the Fold3 Honor Wall pays tribute to millions of men and women who served our nation, from colonial days to the present.

We invite you to visit the Honor Wall and help us pay tribute to America’s veterans by sharing your own memories, stories, and photos of a loved one. Whether you have family or friends serving now, or have ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War or other conflicts in between, join us in commemorating them. With your help, the Honor Wall will keep their stories alive.

The Honor Wall hosts millions of names, yet it’s just the beginning of a monumental tribute that will grow through your contributions. We’ve redesigned the Fold3 Memorial Pages to include representations of service, along with life events, photos, stories, documents, and connections to family members.

Search for those you know—ancestors, friends, fellow service members, family members, or perhaps you! If you find who you’re looking for, add your own dedication. If you can’t locate a Memorial Page for someone,create one of your own and add it to the Honor Wall. It’s easy!

Just follow the prompts to choose the conflict in which someone served, then add more facts about the individual, including military service. The “Find more records” button will even give you links to possible matches to records on Fold3, Newspapers.com, and Ancestry.com.

Once you’ve contributed to the Honor Wall, let others know. Choose the “Share” link at the bottom of any Memorial Page. Spread the word, and help us commemorate all of America’s heroes.

View sample Memorial Pages for ideas of how you can create or add to your family’s pages.

7 Comments

  1. My brother was killed in Vietnam 1968 and I have his medals and flag. I am interested in donating them for public display.. Pictures also. Let give me some information on how to go about doing this please. Sincerely.

  2. Elma, if you have pictures or scanned photos, I hope you’ll locate his name on the Honor Wall and upload the images and your stories. The online interface walks you through the process.

    If you are interested in donating the physical memorabilia and photos, you may want to see if there’s a VFW in your area that can direct you to the best place. Maybe others have suggestions, too.

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  5. My Uncle, Victor Raymond Hemp, served in the Army Air Force. Boot camp 1942 – continued his military career into the 1960′s. But I can find absolutely no record of him, in Fold 3, at the National Archives, or in the military records at St. Louis. . He was born in Nov 1920 and last known address was in 1994, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I’m stumped. Any ideas?

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