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Virginia War Memorial Annual Book Sale Set For Saturday, January 25th

The Virginia War Memorial presents its Annual Book Sale, Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Memorial’s Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center at 621 South Belvidere Street.

Hundreds of slightly used military-related and historic books gleaned from the Memorial’s USS Birmingham library and donated from private collections will be on sale at bargain prices. DVDs, VHS tapes and other items will also be available.  All proceeds from the Annual Book Sale go to the non-profit Virginia War Memorial Foundation and are used to fund educational programs, exhibits and events.

According to Kyndall Drumheller, the Memorial’s Research and Policy Manager, individuals wishing to donate books to be sold can do so by contacting her at or by calling 804.786.2060.

“The Book Sale is a wonderful opportunity for book lovers to pick up great books at bargain prices,” Drumheller said. “Plus, the profits from the sale go directly to help fund our many free public programs and events.”

In addition to the Annual Book Sale, the Virginia War Memorial will also present its popular Artifacts Roadshow on January 25 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Admission to both events is free. Parking at the Memorial is currently limited but parking will be available onsite and next door   at the VHDA surface lot at 601 South Belvidere Street.

For more information about the Virginia War Memorial Annual Book Sale and Artifacts Roadshow, please visit,, or call 804.786.2060.

 About the Virginia War Memorial

The mission of the Virginia War Memorial is to Honor Veterans, Preserve History, Educate Youth and Inspire Patriotism in All. Dedicated in 1956, the Memorial includes the names of the nearly 12,000 Virginia heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and the Global War on Terrorism. Situated on nearly five acres overlooking the James River at 621 South Belvidere Street in Richmond, the Virginia War Memorial is a division of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and serves as an integral part of its mission in support of all Virginians who served in our military. More at .

About the Virginia War Memorial Foundation

The Virginia War Memorial Foundation (VWMF) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation established in 2000 to provide financial support to the educational, historical and patriotic exhibits, special events and programs, and outreach of the Virginia War Memorial. The Foundation depends on the contributions of thousands of individual donors, corporations, veterans and civic organizations, and other foundations to provide the funds necessary to fulfill its vital mission. For more information, go to .

About the Virginia Department of Veterans Services

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) is a state government agency with more than 40 operating locations across the Commonwealth of Virginia.  DVS traces its history to 1928 and the establishment of the Virginia War Service Bureau to assist Virginia’s World War I veterans.  Today, DVS assists veterans and their families in filing claims for federal veterans benefits; provides veterans and family members with linkages to services including behavioral healthcare, housing, employment, education and other programs. The agency operates two long-term care facilities offering in-patient skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/memory care, and short-term rehabilitation for veterans; and provides an honored final resting place for veterans and their families at three state veterans cemeteries. It operates the Virginia War Memorial, the Commonwealth’s tribute to Virginia’s men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice from World War II to the present. For more information, please visit