Remembering Our Fallen: Virtual Wall of Remembrance
Remembering Our Fallen online initiative is a new “virtual wall” of remembrance designed to feature personal stories about war veterans and fallen or injured members from America’s Armed Forces. The Remembering Our Fallen initiative is a unique extension of the comprehensive website for the National Memorial Day Concert.
Viewers, or anyone who has lost a loved one to our nation’s conflicts, may submit video tributes or photographs as well as written remembrances in the form of a letter, story or even a poem to the National Memorial Day Concert website.
For those who request it, the remembrances will be hand-carried directly to the appropriate memorial site around Veterans Day. At each location – the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery (for the fallen buried there and those who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan) – there will be a remembrance ceremony including prayers by a member of the clergy and the playing of Taps by a military bugler from one of the branches of our armed forces. Remembering Our Fallen is designed to be a year-round initiative.
For more than two decades, the National Memorial Day Concert has united the country in remembrance of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The concert has built a loyal following of viewers around the country and attendees at the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol who return year after year to experience the concert.
Join us for the National Memorial Day Concert on May 29 at 8:00 PM on WCVE PBS live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in High Definition.