Skip to comments.Online Registry for World War II Veterans Goes Live on National WWII Memorial Web Site
Posted on 07/03/2003 10:33:53 AM PDT by chance33_98
Online Registry for World War II Veterans Goes Live on National WWII Memorial Web Site
7/3/03 1:00:00 PM
To: National Desk
Contact: Mike Conley of the American Battle Monuments Commission, 703-696-6778; 571-216-6115 (cell); (additional contacts listed below) web: http://www.WWIImemorial.com
WASHINGTON, July 3 /U.S. Newswire/ -- At a time when fewer than one in ten adults recognize that 16 million Americans served in uniform during the Second World War, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) today introduced a World War II Registry online to document the names of those who participated in history's largest and most devastating war.
The Registry is accessible on the web site of the National World War II Memorial (http://www.WWIImemorial.com). Any American that served in the armed forces or contributed to the war effort on the home front, whether in factories and shipyards or farms and neighborhoods, is eligible.
There is no charge to place a name in the Registry. Individuals can be enrolled through the web site or by calling the memorial's toll free number at 1-800-639-4WW2.
The Registry contains more than one million records, most submitted by the public. The database also includes National Archives and Records Administration lists of those killed in service during the war, and names of those buried in ABMC overseas cemeteries or listed on its Tablets of the Missing.
"We've been compiling names for several years," ABMC spokesman Mike Conley said. "We're making the Registry available now, prior to dedication, to encourage more enrollments. We've only scratched the surface of the database potential."
The memorial is under construction and on schedule for the official dedication ceremony set for Saturday, May 29th, 2004. The Registry will be accessible at the memorial site on the National Mall when the memorial is opened to the public.
Of 1,002 U.S. adults responding to a phone survey in May: 22 percent believed that only 100,000 served in uniform during the war, 34 percent thought one million served, 14 percent thought 8 million served, just 8 percent correctly stated 16 million, and 22 percent didn't know.
Note to Editors: High-resolution renderings of the memorial are available on the memorial web site at http://www.WWIImemorial.com. Renderings other than those on this web site may not reflect the approved design.
Contacts: ABMC Mike Conley Office: (703) 696-6778 Cell: (571) 216-6115
Burson-Marsteller (for ABMC) Peter Himler Office: (212) 614-4082 Cell: (516) 729-6461
For you dad, God bless your soul and rest in peace!
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More folks need to know about it so they can add their WWII military family members' info to the registry. I found the WWII registry link a couple of weeks ago and added my dad's info to the registry.
I was going to post a thread and found you already had done so, chance33_98. Thanks!
You can add your family members who served in military in WWII here.
Sometimes I just don't know what I'd do without you :)
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