Monday, November 11, 2019

Honor Roll Project Contributions for Veterans Day 2019

American Legion Post, Rockport, Massachusetts
This Veterans Day we have collected names and photos from three countries and six states.  The names from these honor rolls are from almost a dozen volunteer contributors.

The Honor Roll project collects transcriptions of the names of the veterans on military honor rolls seen in parks, schools, public buildings, books and other places all over the USA and abroad.  You can read the complete list at this link:

Twice a year, for Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, genealogy bloggers photograph and transcribe these honor rolls, and publish them on the internet.   The act of transcribing these names makes them available to be found by search engines such as Google, Mocavo and others.  Family members searching for genealogical or military information on relatives, ancestors or friends will be able to see the honor rolls, read the names, and learn about their family’s military history.

It is a simple, easy project.  However, it brings unexpected joy to searchers who did not know their ancestors were in the military, or did not know the specific military history, or sometimes they did not even know the town where their ancestors lived.  Seeing their family member’s name on an honor roll can be the beginning of finding more genealogy data, military records and historical information.

Here are this year’s contributions from the USA and Canada:


Gaylordsville, WWII by Marian B. Wood


Longview, Champaign County, Illinois, WWI, WWII by Deanna Reinhard   

Philo, Champaign County, Illinois, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, by Deanna Reinhard 


Rockport American Legion Peterson Post, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Granada, Persian Gulf,  by Heather Rojo

New York

Bethpage, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, by Anna Matthews

Floral Park, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam by Anna Matthews

Oceanside, New York, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and In Service, by Anna Matthews 

North East by Lebanon, Granada, Beirut, Persian Gulf, Marian B. Wood

Richmond Hill, WWI, by Anna Matthews


Asotin County Memorial Bridge, WW1, by Amanda Pape   


North Hatley, Quebec, WWI, WWII, Korea, by Anna Matthews   

United Kingdom

Manchester, England, WWI by Marian Burk Wood  

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