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The program is intended to keep alive the memories of what some call the "Greatest Generation."Often veterans, their spouses, and children store mementos in an attic or basement and forget them, library officials say.

Librarian of Virgina Sandra Treadway says the collection effort is an attempt to document the experiences of 300,000 state residents who served during World War II, and to preserve the documents for future generations.

Approximately 11,000 Virginians did not return home from the war.

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