World War I was a conflict that redefined the world, our nation and the Commonwealth of Virginia. More than 100,000 Virginia men and women served. Many did not make it home. For the thousands of Virginians who did not survive, the 2018 Centennial will provide tribute and gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice made in the line of duty for state and country.
The poppy became a symbol to remember military service when Moina Belle Michael, who served at the YMCA War Secretaries’ headquarters in New York, penned her poem, We Shall Keep the Faith, in response to the more famous, In Flanders Fields by John McCrae.
During the 100th anniversary, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture is hosting two WWI Centennial Exhibitions, but we are also asking the public to help us honor those who were lost.
There is still time to make a gift in honor and memory of a WWI veteran. Visit the Roll of Honor or Roll of Remembrance donation page to make tribute gift today.
Thank you to our donors.
Roll of Honor (gifts of $1,000 or more)
Charles Andrews, given by Charlotte McCutcheon
Capt. Franklin Boushee, US Army, given by Capt. Frank L. Boushee, USN (ret.)
Lt. John William Boyd, given by McGuire Boyd
Dewey Phipps Cameron, given by Micky Hale Smith and Terri E. Hale, Granddaughters
John M. Daniel, Jr., given by Dr. John M. Daniel, III
Col. David Seth Doggett, awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart WWI, given by George Brooke Doggett, Son
Beverly Gerard Edwards, given by Beverly Edwards Pflugrath, Daughter
Grover Gordon Fralin, given by William H. Fralin, Jr.
Edgar Atwill Gilman, given by John Patrick Gilman
Capt. Daniel Dunbar Howe, given by Dana King
Lt. Elliot Hampton Howe, given by Dana King
Joseph John Loehr, Sr., given by the Loehr Family
Ernest Mayo Long, YMCA Foreign Service Secretary, given by Henry P. Long, Jr.
1st. Lt. John Lee McElroy, 315th Field Artillery, given by John Lee McElroy, Jr.
Robert H. Patterson, given by Mrs. Robert H. Patterson, Jr.
Alice Shafer Richardson, Red Cross nurse in France, WWI, given by Page Frischkorn
Shelton and Jean Short, given by Shelton H. Short, Jr. Trust
Henry Taylor, given by George Taylor and Alice Taylor Spilman, Son and Daughter
PVT 1CL Jack B. Taylor, 151 Machine Gun Battalion, killed in action (30.7.1918), Aisne Marne Cemetery, France, given by Vicki Taylor Murphy, Niece
Samuel R. Thrift, given by Ann Allison and Jerry Thrift
All the medics and nurses, given by Tim and Nancy Priddy
All veterans, given by Anne Harrison
All WWI Veterans — Known & Unknown, given by K. O'Meara
Richard Berger, Korean War given by Mrs. Richard Berger
James Marquis Blackburn, given by Marquis Blackburn Burnett
John Edward Blake, August Lassen, Henry Lassen, Dan Lassen, Frank Marx, and Joseph Marx, given by Madeline Larson
John Holmes Bocock, given by Roberta B. Bocock
Alice Elam Browe and Joseph J. Browe, Sr., given by Sharon Francisco
Bertie C. Bucklen, given by Okley Bucklen
Worthy Callahan, given by Mike and Patty DeRuosi
Stuart Grattan Christian, Sr. and Archibald Gerard Robertson, given by Susan C. Coogan
Herbert A. Claiborne and Charles Edward Richardson, both from Richmond, the latter seriously wounded, given by Elizabeth G. Richardson
Fountain C. Clayton, given by Beth and Lynwood Butner
Mrs. Arlene Daniels
Thomas Evans, given by Edwin W. Watson
William L. Fastabend, given by William A. Fastabend
Barry Fisher, given by John Oehler
Emma Maxwell Broaddus Harris, given by Betty Broaddus Bruce Shepard
James Franklin Harris, given by Carolyn Harris
Robert A. Harris, Jr. and Frank Bacon, given by Mary-Ball Massey
Dennis Wilson Hartz, given by Ransone and Carolyn Hartz
Harvey Lee Hendrickson, given by Betty Jones Bowles
Bland Selden Hobson, given by C. Hobson Goddin
Emanuel David Jones, WWI Veteran, given by Mary Lee Bryant
Jim Klein, R. Gesstenberg, and P. Grunbar, given by T. Owens
Matthew Kline, given by Clay and Liz Williams
William C. Kues, given by Elisabeth Turner
Ivan C. Lantz, given by Mary L. Maiden
W. Rush Loving, 2nd Lt. Richmond Blues, given by Rush Loving, Jr.
Alfred Marshall (Fred) Luck, given by Joan Luck Russ
First Lieutenant William Whann Mackall, Jr., given by Mimi Mackall Wilson Dozier
James Everett Mann (1917-18), given by James Everett Mann, Jr.
Albert Ralph Masters, given by Susan Gayle McInnis
William Harold Mays, given by Ann Mays, Daughter-in-law
Henry Lewis Mitchell, given by Jonathan Moore
John Adkins Moulton, given by Randolph H. Moulton
William P. Murden, given by John C. Murden
Italo Niccolucci, given by Dan Niccolucci
William B. O’Connell, given by Jerry O’Connell
Frederick Duncan Parham, given by Mittie and Troy Arnold.
J. Thomas Priddy, Sr., given by Bob Priddy
Donald Pyeatt, given by Rebecca Pyeatt Cumins
Harry Reynolds, given by Lee Hougen, Grandson
“Uncle Jim” Richards, given by Georgie Green for Lucille Smith
Walter S. Robertson, given by Catherine Claiborne, Daughter
Roderique Emanuel Rohas, WWI Army Corps of Engineers, given by Rick Rohas
Josiah P. Rowe, Jr., WWI Army Pilot, given by Jeanette Cadwallender
John Sharp, given by Sally Godsey
Frank E. Sherman, Awarded France’s highest honor – Legion of Honor, given by Genne M. Johnston, Granddaughter
Mrs. Robert H. Spilman
Frank O. Steele, Tazwell County, born 1 January 1893, died 20 October 1943, given by Virginia Steele Wood
James Mark Timmons, given by J. Kenneth Timmons, Jr.
Roy Walker, Ed Manton, and Col. Abbott Boone, given by Dr. and Mrs. Thomas V. Van Auken
Lt. Lowry Rush Watkins (1897-1981), given by Col. Lowry Rush Watkins, Jr.
Cecil T. Welsh, World War I, given by Cecil T. Welsh, Jr
Othman Roy Wiley, given by Chris and Beverly Durrer
MSG Walter Hodges Williams, given by Ann, Susan, and Sally, Daughter and Granddaughters
Julian Wright, given by Joanna Best and Dave Foster
William Lee Younger, Private USA, Base Hospital #41, given by Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Dew Brown
Every effort is given to ensure the accuracy of this contributions list. If we have overlooked your name or made an error, please accept our apologies and advise Matt Weber, Senior Officer for Donor Services, at 804.342.9658 or mweber@VirginiaHistory.org.