Profiles of Honor Tour
Profiles of Honor brings to life Virginia’s integral role in both wars, highlighting stories of Virginians who served in both conflicts. As part of the tour, visitors are invited to bring their own WWI and WWII-related photographs to be scanned for inclusion in the Virginia Profiles of Honor project. This partnership with the Library of Virginia will help preserve the documents and stories of our veterans for generations to come.
In addition to its mobile exhibit,
the tour brings document scanning equipment, supported by the Library of
Virginia, to each site it visits. Visitors are invited to bring World War I and
World War II-related images, letters, and documents to be scanned, preserved,
and made publicly accessible in the Library of Virginia’s archives. In 2017,
the project collected nearly 3,000 scans.
of Honor Tour honors the Virginians who fought for our freedom and helps to
ensure that their legacy remains for new generations as World War I and World
War II slip further away from public memory,” said Virginia House of Delegates
Speaker M. Kirkland Cox, who serves as the Chairman of the Virginia World War I
and World War II Commemoration Commission. “Both wars were fought not only
overseas, but from the shipyards, factories, military bases, and homes of
Virginians. The Profiles of Honor Tour revitalizes that history, from the home
front to the frontlines.”