I received this letter from another list, and thought y'all might be
interested in it...
<A HREF="www.perrycountyillinois.net">Perry County Illinois</A>
<A HREF="www.randolphcountyillinois.net">Randolph County
In case you have not read about it, a new monument is being built in
Washington, DC (between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Monument) in
rememberance of those who served (and some died) in World War II.
To view the information, pictures of the > monument and the Registry of
Remembrances, go to: http://www.wwiimemorial.com/
the home page, (on the side menu) click on "WWII Registry", and that will
take you to the Introduction page.
click on the "Search the Registry" at the top of the page. On the Search
page, just input the last name.
You can input any surname and get a listing of all those who have been added
to the list to date.
If you would like to add to the honoree list, click on the "Register An
Honoree" on the Introduction page and you will have to establish an account by
inputting your zip code and e-mail account, the registry will in turn e-mail
you back with an "Account Number" to use in adding or editing your registry
On the pages where the names are listed, click on the person's name and>
it will take you to a page with more information about the person -
have added a picture of the honoree to the page. On the "Source" of the
information where it shows "National Archives" or "ABMC Cemeteries",
submitted by the ABM Commission.
The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) will be holding a four-day
dedication celebration over the Memorial Day weekend in 2004 (May 27-30).
There are pages of information re the dedication events, hotel reservations,
visitor information, etc.
They also have a few commemorative items for purchase at the web site.
The site of the memorial is where the President's helicopter use to land -
it now lands on the White House lawn! - more secure site!