Most of us have family and friends that served in World War II. A beautiful memorial has finally been erected in Washington DC to honor these people. I had assumed that anyone who served in the military during that time would automatically be registered. This is not the case. Their names and information has to be provided by family or close friends to add them to the registry.
Here is how you go about registering Names at the World War II Memorial in Washington DC:
Who May be Honored:
Anyone who served in the armed forces during World War II, and any American who helped on the home front is eligible for the Registry. Home front activities include working in defense-related industries, recycling of materials needed for the war effort and more. You may register your own name, the name of a family member or friend.
How to Register a name in the Registry:
You may enter a name in the registry via the internet or by mail. To register a name via the internet, go to www.wwiimemborial.com. Click on the “WWII Registry” button on the left. Follow the online instructions to enter the name you wish to honor. To register a name via mail, call 1-800-639-4992 and a form will be mailed to you with instructions.
Please check this out and add the information you have to this registry. It is so very important that they never be forgotten.
Gordon “Hap” Hazard