“Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.”
    - Admiral Nimitz


    “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…”
    - Prime Minister Winston Churchill, May 1944


    “I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!”
    - General Dwight D. Eisenhower, June 1944


    "No compromise is possible and the victory of the democracies can only be complete with the utter defeat of the war machines of Germany and Japan."
    - G.C. Marshall


    “There is no substitute for victory.”
    - General Douglas MacArthur




The Heritage Alliance is a 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to preserve and celebrate the rich history of World War II, buttress and enhance the educational and memorial efforts of its members, and pursue successful strategies to sustain and increase visitation.

Please visit the websites of the other members of the Heritage Alliance, and support them and our efforts to preserve and pass on the history and heritage of World War II.



"The Virginia World War II Heritage Alliance should be part of the Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive national coalition and the preparations that are being made to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII next year!" - Warren 
"What a fantastic coalition of some of the greatest historical sites and museums in Virginia!" - Allison


Military Aviation Museum
    Military Aviation Museum - Painting of the Battle of the Virginia Capes
National D-Day Memorial
MacArthur Memorial
Virginia War Museum
Virginia Holocaust Museum - Traincar
The Stonewall Brigade Museum
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
Virginia Holocaust Museum - Memorial Garden
Virginia War Museum - Shrine Wall

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Teacher Fellowship

Teacher Fellowship

The goal of the Virginia WWII Heritage Alliance Teacher Fellowship is to support teacher professional development, facilitate the creation of World War II education materials, and encourage a creative dialogue on history pedagogy, while strengthening ties between Virginia’s World War II museums and Virginia teachers. 

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WWII Heritage Alliance Launches Statewide Visitation Program

WWII Heritage Alliance Launches Statewide Visitation Program

Wherever American forces went during World War II, Kilroy was there.  Sailors found him scrawled on the bulkheads of newly commissioned ships. When soldiers landed on Pacific Islands for the first time, they discovered Kilroy waiting for them. Platoons spotted him chalked on the rubble of bombed-out cities. Starting today, you can find him all over Virginia!

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Preserve the Legacy

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