Honor Wall website honors each veteran with special page

(NBC News) - There's a new way to learn about the millions of veterans who have served, dating all the way back to the Revolutionary War.

The free website Honor Wall uses records from the National Archives and allows anyone to add to information.

Each service member has a page.

Visitors can search for a specific name from the home page and contribute to existing profiles, or if one is missing, create one.

"We wanted to honor veterans," senior director of Ancestry.com Brock Bierman said. "We wanted to give back something to them so they could tell their story.

The more than 20 million records stored inside the National Archives serves as the foundation for information on the Honor Wall. The rest will come from personal memories.

Before, much of the information now being offered for free was available online only for a fee.

You can visit the site at www.fold3.com/wall.