Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day - Honor Wall

Just in time for Veterans Day, our Fold3 team has launched The Honor Wall, an online memorial for the many millions of men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces over the past 200+ years.
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Family, friends and loved ones will be able to pay homage to their heroes by developing a special page with historical military records, letters, stories, photographs, or any other memorabilia to share more about their veterans life, and their service.

If you are a veteran, please add your story directly so we may honor you!

As of launch, The Honor Wall has over 20 million personalized online pages already created. The unique virtual memorial will continue to grow and evolve as new pages are contributed by visitors to The Honor Wall, and those already existing are supplemented by additional user content.
The Honor Wall will also serve as a source of education on the lives of U.S. men and women in conflicts and in times of peace, whether serving at home or abroad. This is done via historical records already populated on many of The Honor Wall pages from the National Archives and Record Administration, Fold3, Ancestry.com and TogetherWeServed.com.
Read more about The Honor Wall on the Fold3 Blog, and add a memorial for your veteran at www.fold3.com/wall.
- See more at: http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/11/07/the-fold3-honor-wall/#sthash.Rq2GE2PW.dpuf
Happy Veteran's Day!

Can you wish someone a happy veteran's day? Hmmm... I'm not actually sure! Anyways, I'm excited to share this new thing with you! It's a way to honor your ancestors that fought for our country! Check it out!
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(post courtesy of http://blog.fold3.com)
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. 
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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.

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1 comment:

Christy Tucker said...

This is SO cool, thank you for sharing!!! :)

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