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War Memorial Board, Virginia

  • Description: Established as a division within the Department of Veterans Services as an advisory board for the purpose of supporting the Virginia War Memorial, which is created to honor patriotic Virginians who rendered faithful service and sacrifice in the cause of freedom and liberty for the Commonwealth and the Nation in time of war.
  • Report Date: Annually
  • Expiration Date: January 1, 2020
  • Staff Contact:

    Clay Mountcastle, Executive Director, Virginia War Memorial Foundation
    621 S. Belvidere St.
    Richmond, Virginia 23221
    (804) 786-2060

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
The Honorable Hyland F. (Buddy) Fowler Jr.
The Honorable David L. Bulova
The Honorable John J. McGuire III
Vacancy (Thomas, The Honorable Robert M. (Bob) Jr.) Speaker of the House  
Vacancy (Ingram, The Honorable Riley E.) Speaker of the House  
Vacancy (Bell, The Honorable John J.) Speaker of the House  
All members appointed by Senate Committee on Rules. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
The Honorable John S. Edwards
The Honorable Richard H. Black
The Honorable William R. DeSteph Jr.
The Honorable Jeremy S. McPike
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
10 Citizens Governor  
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
John L. Newby II Commissioner of Veterans Services
Thad A. Jones Chairman of the Board of Veterans Services
Jenny Holbert Chairman of the Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations
John V. Cogbill III Chairman of the Virginia War Memorial Education Foundation
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 6 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 4 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 10
Max # Ex Officio: 4
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