Gold Star Veterans - Related WWII Links

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  • The Home Front-Soldiers & Patriots
    To find out about other Mecklenburg County veterans who survived the war and additional information is available about them in the Carolina Room, please visit this site. If you are a World War II veteran with Mecklenburg County connections and would like to submit information about your own military experience, please go to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Story's Veterans and Patriots' questionnaire.
     
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
    http://www.va.gov/
    This site lists Veterans Facilities and has a "search" feature.
     
  • Mecklenburg County Veteran's Services
    http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/CommunitySupportServices/VeteransServices/Pages/default.aspx
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg military veterans or their survivors can use the Veterans Service Office for essential and quality assistance in seeking veterans/survivors benefits.
     
  • National Archives and Records Administration
    http://www.nara.gov/
    To learn about family history/genealogy research and veterans' service records, select "The Research Room" when you go to this homepage.
     
  • National Cemetery Administration
    http://www.cem.va.gov/
    Visit this site to find out about National Military Cemeteries, burials, headstones and markers and locating veterans.
     
  • Roll of Honor - Battleship North Carolina
    http://www.battleshipnc.com/
    The Roll of Honor displays the names of the more than 10,000 North Carolinians from all branches of the armed forces who died in action during World War II. The names are grouped by county from which they enlisted, and all 100 counties in the State are recognized.
     
  • WWII U.S. Veterans Website
    http://ww2.vet.org/
    This Website is dedicated to the millions of men and women from the United States who made the ultimate sacrifice for the good of free people everywhere.
     

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Learn More About About World War II in History and Memory

  • The Home Front
    http://www.cmstory.org/homefront/
    Learn more about the efforts, sacrifices and experiences of the citizens of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County who helped America win the war.
     
  • American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.
    http://www.goldstarmoms.com/
    Information about Gold Star Mothers.
     
  • Ameritech World War II Living Memorial
    http://www.seniornet.org/ww2/
    This site gives WW II veterans and civilians an opportunity to tell their stories, share their photos and answer questions.
     
  • Battleship North Carolina
    http://www.battleshipnc.com/
    The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA has provided two distinctly different services to the Nation and the State of North Carolina. In her first life, from 1941 to 1947, NORTH CAROLINA was a battle-tested veteran of World War II. In her second, and current, life which started in October 1961, she is the State of North Carolina╝s memorial to its World War II veterans, an attraction and a growing museum.
     
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register
    http://www.cwgc.org
    This site includes information about British subjects who died during WWII.
     
  • Documenting America
    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/fsowhome.html
    Part of the Library of Congress American Memory  project. The images in the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection are among the most famous documentary photographs ever produced. Created by a group of U.S. government photographers, the images show Americans in every part of the nation. In later years, the photographers turned their attention to the mobilization effort for World War II.
     
  • The History Place
    http://www.historyplace.com/
    This private, independent, Internet-only publication based in the Boston area includes several exhibits about the World War II's impact on the United States and the world.
     
  • The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience
    http://www.fsu.edu/~ww2/
    The WWII Institute focuses on preserving the memories and artifacts of the men and women who served in World War II in the service and of civilians who helped on the home front.
     
  • National Archives Online Exhibit Hall
    http://www.nara.gov/exhall
    The National Archives Online Exhibit Hall features two extensive World War II exhibits, A People at War  (http://www.nara.gov/exhall/people/people.html) and World War II Posters: Powers of Persuasion  (http://www.nara.gov/exhall/powers/powers.html).
     
  • National D-Day Memorial Foundation
    http://www.dday.org/
    National memorial in Bedford, Virginia, to the Allied Forces involved in the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. Nearing completion.
     
  • The National World War II Memorial
    http://www.wwiimemorial.com/
    The World War II Memorial will be the first national memorial dedicated to all who served in the armed forces and Merchant Marine of the United States during World War II and acknowledging the commitment and achievement of the entire nation. Website provides information about the Memorial's site, design, and current fund raising efforts.
     
  • U. S. Army Center of Military History
    http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/default.htm
     

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