In late 2012 The Memorial Day Foundation created The National War Memorial Registry. We did this as part of our mission to preserve, protect, honor and remember our nationÛªs war memorials. With the registry we are creating a permanent digital record of all our war memorials. We encourage the public to take pride in their local war memorials and submit them to be listed in the Registry. The Foundation created an app for smart phones, IPads or tablets that allows the public to upload images of their local war memorial right to the registry. This easy to use app allows the public to contribute war memorials from their local community with little effort.
To date, many Americans have contributed images to the registry giving us over 12,000 war memorials in our database within our first 18 months. We know that this will continue to grow. We hope that this project will never be completed because our nation will always find a reason to honor those who serve our nation in its armed forces past, present and future. What we do know is that we will always have as complete a repository as possible with the help of the public.