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    Virginia World War I and World War II Tourism Marketing Program

    Applications are now open.   Applications are due on September 19, 2017

    NEW!! MAXIMUM AWARD AMOUNT $10,000

     

    The Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission (the Commission) was created by the General Assembly to plan, develop, and carry out programs and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 75th anniversary of World War II.

    The purpose of the Virginia World War I and World War II Tourism Marketing Program - administered by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) - is to assist Virginia communities and related World War I and World War II sites to market commemorative events, locations, and destinations. 

    This objective can be accomplished through actions including the following:

    • Encouraging and stimulating investment by combined efforts of local, regional and statewide entities for World War I or World War II-related cultural marketing initiatives
    • Marketing Virginia as a year-round travel destination for individuals and groups
    • Marketing the historical and cultural attractions of Virginia to international travelers

    Proposed events or projects must support and further the Commission’s established programs, commemoration themes, and goals which include the following:

    • Honor our veterans: Pay tribute to the service of veterans.
    • Inspire a desire to learn more: Provide opportunities for people to explore personal connections and to highlight multiple perspectives of Virginia's role in World War I and World War II (battlefront and military support from Virginia; home front and civilian support; Holocaust and stories of survival, and more).
    • Connect through travel and tourism: Make it easy for visitors to connect to museums, memorials, and sites in Virginia related to World War I and World War II.
    • Preserve historic sites: Encourage preservation and interpretation of significant sites in Virginia related to World War I and World War II.