GovernmentCIO: VA Cemetery Cleanup Effort Features Veteran Legacy Memorial Program

“The Department of Veterans Affairs highlighted a recently launched living digital tribute for America’s veterans during a volunteer event aimed at beautifying the grave sites around national cemeteries on the National Day of Volunteering.”

“The National Cemetery Administration in partnership with Carry The Load convened Wednesday across the U.S. at 40 national cemeteries where volunteers scrubbed grave stones and performed other cleanup efforts. VA encouraged volunteers to learn about the veterans’ grave sites volunteers encountered through the new Veterans Legacy Memorial platform that focuses on remembrance and reflection.”

“IT reforms and data integration across the federal government often center on process improvements — refining analysis or service management. Designed under the guidance of Undersecretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves, VLM is allowing relatives of veterans to honor the lives of loved ones who dedicated themselves to service in the U.S. armed forces…”

“Building atop the NCA’s Burial Operations Support System, VLM serves as a digital memorial for all veterans interred within the 138 national cemeteries maintained by the VA. The application automatically populates the burial location, branch of service and rank for every veteran, allowing relatives to access a digital memorial for their loved ones both remotely and at their gravesites…” Read the full article here.

Source: VA Cemetery Cleanup Effort Features Veteran Legacy Memorial Program – By Adam Patterson, September 11, 2019. GovernmentCIO.

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