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Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance

The Defense Department established eligibility requirements and the process for requesting and validating a service member for inclusion on the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance.

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Online Military Memorial Pays Tribute to Service Members

The Department of Defense’s Military In Lasting Tribute memorial honors and remembers service members who died while serving honorably on active duty from 1985 to the present. It is the only DOD memorial to include peacetime deaths.

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Never Forget: Visit Our National Memorials Honoring 9/11

On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people perished during the single largest terrorist attack in American history. More than twenty years later, millions of Americans still remember the events of that day.

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Military In Lasting Tribute

This episode covers various aspects of the new Military In Lasting Tribute online memorial, including what makes it different from other memorials and how survivors can submit their loved ones to be honored.
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Funeral and Burial Benefits for Service Members

The military ensures that service members who die on active duty receive recognition and proper burial services, and that their survivors are provided support.

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Survivor Benefits Report

The interactive online survivor benefits report displays current and estimated future benefits, as well as “what if”-type changes to education, disability and marital status.

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Honoring Gold Star Families

Gold star families – spouses, children, parents, siblings or others whose loved one died in service to our nation – are a vital part of the nation’s military community and history.

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Gold Star and Surviving Family Member Representatives

The National Defense Authorization Act 2014, Section 633, requires each secretary of a military department to designate a specific member to assist spouses and other dependents of service members, including Reserve Components, who die on active duty.

Federal Education Programs

This section will reflect information obtained from the Federal Interagency Committee on Education. The Federal Interagency Committee on Education was established by executive order in 1982. The executive order directed the committee to "study. …
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Grief and Loss of a Loved One, The Days Ahead

Grief is a natural response when a loved one dies. How you grieve depends on your personality, your life experiences, the nature of your loss and your coping style.

Podcast

Military Funeral Honors

This podcast covers events from the 2022 International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Convention and how such events help the Defense Department in providing military funeral honors.
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Managing Your Emotions When Your Spouse Is Deployed

Having your spouse deployed can bring up a wide range of emotions, starting when you first learn about the deployment and continuing until well after your spouse has returned home.

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Creating New Holiday Traditions When Your Service Member Is Away

Holidays can feel very different when your service member is away. There are traditions that you’d like to share with them or wish they could participate in. But there are things you can do to help yourself – and your service member – make the holidays special, whether they are stationed far from home or deployed. Sharing old traditions and creating new ones can keep the holidays fun and meaningful, and help you stay connected.

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Families Who Walk Together Talk Together

Family time is precious to service members and their spouses, so make the most of it by looking beyond phones and screens for simple activities together. Make family time count and try something as simple as going for a walk together. It will pay off in more ways than one.

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When Your Spouse Has a Traumatic Brain Injury

As a spouse of a service member who has suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, you may be experiencing a range of emotions. It is important to allow yourself to feel every emotion that surfaces and attend to your own needs.

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Healthy, Active Children and Academic Achievement

We all want our children to enjoy learning, make good grades and achieve success. Nutrition and physical activity are linked to academic achievement, so making sure your children are healthy and active will fuel them to reach their academic goals.