Virginia War Memorial

Situated on nearly four acres overlooking downtown Richmond and the James River, the Virginia War Memorial is a soaring tribute to the service and sacrifice of Virginia veterans and citizens in time of war.  The Memorial honors all veterans and particularly those nearly 12,000 Virginians killed in World War II, Korea, Vietnam,the Persian Gulf, and the Global War on Terror. The Memorial features the inspiring Shrine of Memory, with the names of Virginia veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice engraved on its stone and glass walls; the majestic statue Memory; the E. Bruce Heilman Amphitheater; and the Paul and Phyllis Galanti Educational Center, which includes military and historical exhibits and two theaters showing the award-winning virtual reality film, Into Battle, and the Virginians at War video series. Free admission and free parking. Memorial Store gift shop open daily.