With Memorial Day coming up, we’re pleased to announce that we have recently updated the site so that you can indicate someone’s service as a veteran on their memorial. This has been one of the most requested feature updates for the site and we’re glad to make it available.
When you create a new memorial and on the Edit/Suggest Edits page of existing memorials, you’ll find a section labeled, “Designations.” There you’ll find a toggle switch that you can use to update the veteran status of the person the memorial page is for.
Once that veteran status is set, you’ll see an icon next to the person’s name on the memorial and in the search results.
We’ve also added veteran status as one of the “More search options” so you can limit your search to veterans, though, since this is a new feature, most memorials on the site will not have been updated with the veteran status yet, so don’t be surprised if you don’t find the person you are looking for using that option.
You can learn more about using this veteran option on the support site.
We’re excited for this new feature and encourage you to update the memorials you manage and suggest edits for the memorials of veterans you know of.