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Honoring WWII Vets

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By meef98367 - Posted on 18 February 2007

The following is from the Rootsweb Review Newsletter for February 14, 2007:

"Unknown to most Americans, there are very few surviving records concerning World War II veterans--most of them were lost in a storage warehouse fire decades ago. The government has records on servicemen who died during the war, but almost no records on who fought and survived the war".

The article went on to state that there is an official National Park Service website to honor veterans of WWII. The site allows family members to register their veterans by following simple guidelines posted on the site, and is free to register the veterans. To upload a photo of the veteran to the site would cost $10.00.

To register or search the website go to:

http://wwiimemorial.com

You will be asked for the full name, home state, and info on when, what branch of service, and where they served. All submissions are reviewed and need to be approved before being posted to the website.

In light of the fact that the upcoming "The War" documentary by Ken Burns excludes any mention of Hispanic WWII vets, this is our opportunity to put the names of our Hispanic veterans who served in that war on the WWII Memorial website. The website is connected to the World War II Memorial that opened on 29 April 2004 on the mall in Washington, D. C.---between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Memorial.

Emilie Garcia
Port Orchard, WA --