11 November 2015

Honor the Veterans in Your Family -- Request their Military Record

In the U.S. today we honor those men and women who have served their country by serving in the military.

A great way to honor those who served is to document their stories and share those stories with the younger generations and generations to come.

If you have not acquired the military record for an ancestor or more recently deceased family member who served starting with the Spanish-American war, consider doing so.  The process is easy and explained in this video, Veterans Personnel Records at the National Archives, St. Louis.  Here are some useful links:
+ Veterans Service Records (research about and requests)

Additionally, don’t forget that FREE Access to Ancestry Military Records via Ancestry.com (US), Ancestry.ca (Canada) & Ancestry.co.uk (UK) -- November 6-11, 2015 ends today.  You can research many different types of military records from the US and around the world as we “remember” those who served.

Don’t forget about the fold3 U.S. Honor Wall. Participants from the Revolutionary War through the Afghan/Iraq War as well as other service are included.

Please post a comment about any “veteran” or someone actively serving in the military – no matter where they live or how they are serving.  Let’s keep them and their selfless service alive.

For example, I honor John Richard Fountain, my maternal grandfather, who served in WWII.

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