The U.S. government is giving students more than $1 million worth of graduation photographs to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War II.
The National Park Service announced Thursday that it will allow schools to use the photos as graduation tributes.
The photos are available for viewing by visiting the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) website.
The agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, has already used the images to display the U-1, U-2 and U-3 U-pass graduation cards, as well as a new graduation plaque.
It will now allow schools and universities to use a portion of the $1.2 million, which will be used to purchase the photos for display at graduation ceremonies, as part of the program.
Ns. has already purchased the portraits for display and has posted them online.
The agency also recently purchased a collection of the photos by U.K.-based photo agency Photobooth and made them available to students.
The National Park service says that its goal is to help students recognize their accomplishment in history and to recognize that they are not alone.
In a statement, the National Park said that its photographers “have worked tirelessly to produce the very best photographs of the U Pass, the U2 and the U3 Pass, as these are the very medals they earned during the war.”
It added that the agency was excited to see the UPass graduation cards and will use these photographs as part a collection that will also include other photographs by renowned photographers such as James M. St. Clair and John M. Feltus.
The World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C. will host its 75th graduation ceremony next month.