Friday, November 25, 2016

Worldwide Genealogy: Registering Your U.S. WWII Solider

On 11 November we in the United States celebrated Veterans Day, which was originally called Armistice Day. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed 11 November 1919 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day when he said, "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with great gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations..." The U.S. Congress created Armistice Day as a national holiday on 4 June 1926. The name of the day of commemoration was changed to Veterans Day in 1954.

In my bi-monthly post for Worldwide Genealogy -- A Genealogical Collaboration, I detail how you can commemorate your U.S. World War II ancestor at the National World War II Memorial in Washington and the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

World War II Memorial in Washington, District of Columbia; courtesy of

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