We launched this blog to help share the efforts of the Veterans Legacy Program, a new effort launched by VA’s National Cemetery Administration to provide opportunities for students, teachers and the general public to learn and explore how the stories of Veteran service and sacrifice are woven into U.S. history, local history and contemporary issues. Through this blog we will feature NCA professionals, students, teachers and the general public contributing to this work.
A critical component of this effort will come from the partnerships we are planning to create with schools and universities around the country. These partnerships will be rooted in inquiry, researching and developing educational materials for students and the general public on the inherited veterans legacy enshrined in the local national cemetery.
Thank you for joining me on this journey as we “Discover their history and honor their sacrifice.”
Ronald E. Walters was named the Interim Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, effective June 23, 2014. As Interim Under Secretary, he leads 133 National Cemeteries in providing dignified burial services for military Veterans and eligible family members.