Together We Served Extends Online War Memorial, Urges Families to Contribute and Complete Remembrance Profiles this Memorial Day 90,000 Fallen U.S. Military Remembered on Roll of Honor
CHATSWORTH, Calif., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Together We Served (TWS), a website honoring and reconnecting all who served in the U.S. military, has added a memorial page for every man and woman who fell in the service of the country since the start of the Vietnam War. These profiles, along with thousands more from the Korean War and WWII, bring the total to 90,000 soldiers, marines, sailors, airmen and coastguardsmen now remembered on the TWS Roll of Honor. Fully illustrated, it is the most comprehensive online presentation of our nations' fallen in existence.
This Memorial Day, TWS is asking families of fallen heroes to search for their loved ones on the Roll of Honor and help complete their Remembrance Profiles by adding photographs and details of their service. Families of veterans who died after completing their service are also invited to join TWS to create a profile for their deceased loved ones, recording their stories for posterity.
"Until every profile is in the care of a family who can complete and share it with future generations, our work here is unfinished," said Brian Foster, TWS president and founder.
Many of TWS's 1.2 million members have contributed photos and memories recalling fallen brothers and sisters to the virtual memorial. Major Mark Cooper, chief administrator for the TWS army website, along with his memorial team developed 43,000 Remembrance Profiles of soldiers using public and family information. Sgt. Duel Jeans, an 83-year-old Korean War veteran, and his wife Pam made it their mission to remember as many marines as possible to ensure none of his brethren were forgotten. So far they have created 12,586 profiles.
"The wealth of information available at TWS is amazing, and it's so easy to use," said Pam. "My hope is people will find profiles for their loved ones and leave a comment, add a picture, tell a story—something we don't know about them, something to bring them to life."
Debra Booth, whose son Lt. Joshua L. Booth, USMC was killed in Iraq in 2006, found photos of him on the Roll of Honor posted by his comrades: "Without this site, we would not have seen those precious pictures. We are so pleased to know Josh's legacy will live on for generations to come."
Families can search for fallen relatives at www.rollofhonor.togetherweserved.com. Those wishing to post additional information or photos should click on the link to contact a TWS administrator who can assist. Family members or close friends who wish to create a new memorial profile or update existing profiles themselves to ensure their accuracy may request custodial access.
Each Remembrance Profile displays a veteran's full service history, including assignments, combat operations, medal ribbons, insignia, and photos. Profiles can be updated, printed out, and framed.
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