American Battle Monuments Commission

American Battle Monuments Commission ABMC commemorates the sacrifice of U.S. armed forces, and manages 26 overseas military cemeteries, and 32 memorials, monuments, and markers. The American Battle Monuments Commission, established by the Congress in 1923, is an agency of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.

ABMC—guardian of America’s overseas commemorative cemeteries and memorials—honors the service, achievements and sacrifice of United States Armed Forces. ABMC's commemorative mission includes:

-Designing, constructing, operating and maintaining permanent American cemeteries in foreign countries.

-Establishing and maintaining U.S. military memorials, monuments and markers where American armed forces have served overseas since April 6, 1917, and within the U.S. when directed by public law.

-Controlling the design and construction of permanent U.S. military monuments and markers by other U.S. citizens and organizations, both public and private, and encouraging their maintenance. ABMC cemeteries are open every day (except 12/25 and 01/01) from 9:00 to 5:00.

Operating as usual

Today we remember Deogracias T. Monticello.World War IIDate of Death: May 6, 1942Private, U.S. Army41st Infantry Regimen...
05/06/2021

Today we remember Deogracias T. Monticello.
World War II
Date of Death: May 6, 1942
Private, U.S. Army
41st Infantry Regiment, 41st Philippine Division
Entered Service From: Philippines
Manila American Cemetery, Philippines
Buried: Plot F Row 9 Grave 5
Service # 1015823
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWII #USArmy

Today we remember Deogracias T. Monticello.
World War II
Date of Death: May 6, 1942
Private, U.S. Army
41st Infantry Regiment, 41st Philippine Division
Entered Service From: Philippines
Manila American Cemetery, Philippines
Buried: Plot F Row 9 Grave 5
Service # 1015823
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWII #USArmy

05/05/2021
Memorial Day at ABMC

The American Battle Monuments Commission will honor the fallen this Memorial Day, but due to host-nation COVID-19 guidance and out of an abundance of caution, all ceremonies will be closed to the public. In those countries where our cemetery grounds are open to the public, the gates will close at a designated time so that ABMC staff and host-nation guests can render the proper honors while respecting social distancing and public gathering restrictions.
Please check our operating status on www.abmc.gov/operational-status for updates prior to visiting any ABMC cemetery. We ask that any visiting next-of-kin and/or Veterans please contact the cemetery directly prior to any desired or planned visit around #MemorialDay for assistance.

To ensure our global audience can still remember with us, the ABMC will broadcast two virtual ceremonies on Memorial Day on Facebook and posted to YouTube @usabmc.

🇺🇸🙏➡ The World War I Memorial Day ceremony will start at 10 a.m. EST, 4 p.m. CET on May 31, 2021.

🇺🇸🙏➡ The World War II Memorial Day ceremony, will start an hour later at 11 a.m. EST, 5 p.m. CET on May 31, 2021.

Today we remember Charles J. Bullaro.World War IIDate of Death: May 5, 1942Private, U.S. Army Air Forces19th Squadron, 2...
05/05/2021

Today we remember Charles J. Bullaro.
World War II
Date of Death: May 5, 1942
Private, U.S. Army Air Forces
19th Squadron, 20th Air Base Group
Entered Service From: New Jersey
Manila American Cemetery, Philippines
Buried: Plot L Row 8 Grave 95
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 12011978
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWII #NewJersey

Today we remember Charles J. Bullaro.
World War II
Date of Death: May 5, 1942
Private, U.S. Army Air Forces
19th Squadron, 20th Air Base Group
Entered Service From: New Jersey
Manila American Cemetery, Philippines
Buried: Plot L Row 8 Grave 95
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 12011978
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWII #NewJersey

Today we remember Dan Knight.World War IIDate of Death: May 4, 1945Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army121st Infantry Regi...
05/04/2021

Today we remember Dan Knight.
World War II
Date of Death: May 4, 1945
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Georgia
Buried: Plot E Row 6 Grave 12
Netherlands American Cemetery, Netherlands
Service # 20402375
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWII #USArmy #Georgia

Today we remember Dan Knight.
World War II
Date of Death: May 4, 1945
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Georgia
Buried: Plot E Row 6 Grave 12
Netherlands American Cemetery, Netherlands
Service # 20402375
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWII #USArmy #Georgia

05/03/2021
Somme American Cemetery

Amongst the rolling hills of the French countryside about 100 miles northeast of Paris, more than 1,800 World War I fallen rest within Somme American Cemetery.
Most of the Americans honored here lost their lives fighting in operations near Cantigny while attached to British units.
A chapel at the east end of the cemetery holds the Walls of the Missing, with more than 300 names listed.
The American Battle Monuments Commission honors America's fallen service members and their stories at 26 overseas cemeteries and 32 monuments.
In all, the ABMC manages 18 cemeteries, monuments or markers in France that are dedicated to WWI.
- Learn more about Somme American Cemetery: https://www.abmc.gov/Somme
- Watch more ABMC videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/usabmc

#WWI #WorldWarI #veterans #history #AmericanHistory #USA #France #WeRemember U.S. Embassy France #cemetery

Today we remember Frank G. Plasschaert.World War IDate of Death: May 3, 1919Private, U.S. Army95th Bordeaux Casualty Com...
05/03/2021

Today we remember Frank G. Plasschaert.
World War I
Date of Death: May 3, 1919
Private, U.S. Army
95th Bordeaux Casualty Company
Entered Service From: Illinois
Suresnes American Cemetery, France
Buried: Plot A Row 12 Grave 13
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWI #USArmy #Illinois

Today we remember Frank G. Plasschaert.
World War I
Date of Death: May 3, 1919
Private, U.S. Army
95th Bordeaux Casualty Company
Entered Service From: Illinois
Suresnes American Cemetery, France
Buried: Plot A Row 12 Grave 13
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWI #USArmy #Illinois

Today we remember Frank W. Cantillion.World War IIDate of Death: May 2, 1944Private First Class, U.S. Army337th Infantry...
05/02/2021

Today we remember Frank W. Cantillion.
World War II
Date of Death: May 2, 1944
Private First Class, U.S. Army
337th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Connecticut
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Italy
Buried: Plot J Row 5 Grave 55
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 31336605
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWI #USArmy #Connecticut

Today we remember Frank W. Cantillion.
World War II
Date of Death: May 2, 1944
Private First Class, U.S. Army
337th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Connecticut
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Italy
Buried: Plot J Row 5 Grave 55
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 31336605
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWI #USArmy #Connecticut

A simple creed explains the significance of the Honolulu Memorial for visitors -- photo: ArchiTextyThe names of nearly 2...
05/01/2021

A simple creed explains the significance of the Honolulu Memorial for visitors -- photo: ArchiTexty
The names of nearly 29,000 U.S. service members are listed at the Honolulu Memorial, which is managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission.
The grand staircase leading to a small chapel and map rooms is flanked by the Courts of the Missing, listing the names of Americans lost in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
The Honolulu Memorial is within the National Cemetery of the Pacific, which is managed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Both the memorial and cemetery are on an extinct volcano known locally as the “Punchbowl.”

- More about the memorial: https://www.abmc.gov/Honolulu
- National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific: https://go.usa.gov/xssb3
- Korean War pilot, Medal of Honor recipient, listed at Honolulu Memorial: https://bit.ly/3bkbcSR

#WWII #WorldWarII #KoreanWar #VietnamWar #veterans #history #AmericanHistory #USA #WeRemember #Hawaii #Honolulu #memorial #monument #sculpture #art #architecture

A simple creed explains the significance of the Honolulu Memorial for visitors -- photo: ArchiTexty
The names of nearly 29,000 U.S. service members are listed at the Honolulu Memorial, which is managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission.
The grand staircase leading to a small chapel and map rooms is flanked by the Courts of the Missing, listing the names of Americans lost in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
The Honolulu Memorial is within the National Cemetery of the Pacific, which is managed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Both the memorial and cemetery are on an extinct volcano known locally as the “Punchbowl.”

- More about the memorial: https://www.abmc.gov/Honolulu
- National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific: https://go.usa.gov/xssb3
- Korean War pilot, Medal of Honor recipient, listed at Honolulu Memorial: https://bit.ly/3bkbcSR

#WWII #WorldWarII #KoreanWar #VietnamWar #veterans #history #AmericanHistory #USA #WeRemember #Hawaii #Honolulu #memorial #monument #sculpture #art #architecture

Today we remember George C. Hankey.World War IIDate of Death: May 1, 1945Private First Class, U.S. Army104th Infantry Re...
05/01/2021

Today we remember George C. Hankey.
World War II
Date of Death: May 1, 1945
Private First Class, U.S. Army
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Indiana
Lorraine American Cemetery, France
Buried: Plot K Row 35 Grave 34
Award: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Service # 35552977
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWII #USArmy #Indiana

Today we remember George C. Hankey.
World War II
Date of Death: May 1, 1945
Private First Class, U.S. Army
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Indiana
Lorraine American Cemetery, France
Buried: Plot K Row 35 Grave 34
Award: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Service # 35552977
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWII #USArmy #Indiana

The “Brothers In Arms” bronze statue is one of the many works of art at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery -- photo: GiorgioT...
04/30/2021

The “Brothers In Arms” bronze statue is one of the many works of art at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery -- photo: Giorgio
The statue stands within the cemetery memorial and represents the bond forged between the U.S. Army and Navy during the World War II battles to take Italy.
It is a work by American sculptor Paul Manship, who was “the country’s most famous exponent of Art Deco,” according to the Smithsonian American Art Museum website.
The Sicily-Rome American Cemetery covers about 80 acres near the Italian west coast city of Anzio, south of Rome.
The cemetery holds the remains of 7,860 American service members, with almost another 3,100 listed on the Tablets of the Missing.
The memorial, chapel and gardens sit on the opposite side of the pool and visitor center, with the burial plots in the center.
The cemetery in Nettuno is one of two in Italy managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission, with the other being Florence American Cemetery.

- More about the cemetery: https://www.abmc.gov/Sicily-Rome
- Visual history of WWII: https://go.usa.gov/xsbMc
- Sicily-Rome American Cemetery Visitor Center video: https://youtu.be/wrs3HIG-AUA

#WWII #WorldWarII #Italy #veterans #AmericanHistory #military #weremember #Anzio #Rome #memorial #monument #Sicily #sculpture #art #artdeco #design

The “Brothers In Arms” bronze statue is one of the many works of art at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery -- photo: Giorgio
The statue stands within the cemetery memorial and represents the bond forged between the U.S. Army and Navy during the World War II battles to take Italy.
It is a work by American sculptor Paul Manship, who was “the country’s most famous exponent of Art Deco,” according to the Smithsonian American Art Museum website.
The Sicily-Rome American Cemetery covers about 80 acres near the Italian west coast city of Anzio, south of Rome.
The cemetery holds the remains of 7,860 American service members, with almost another 3,100 listed on the Tablets of the Missing.
The memorial, chapel and gardens sit on the opposite side of the pool and visitor center, with the burial plots in the center.
The cemetery in Nettuno is one of two in Italy managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission, with the other being Florence American Cemetery.

- More about the cemetery: https://www.abmc.gov/Sicily-Rome
- Visual history of WWII: https://go.usa.gov/xsbMc
- Sicily-Rome American Cemetery Visitor Center video: https://youtu.be/wrs3HIG-AUA

#WWII #WorldWarII #Italy #veterans #AmericanHistory #military #weremember #Anzio #Rome #memorial #monument #Sicily #sculpture #art #artdeco #design

Today we remember Thompson Arnold.World War IIDate of Death: April 30, 1945Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army792nd Engine...
04/30/2021

Today we remember Thompson Arnold.
World War II
Date of Death: April 30, 1945
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
792nd Engineer Dump Truck Company
Entered Service From: Georgia
Rhone American Cemetery, France
Buried: Plot C Row 8 Grave 7
Service # 34909274
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWII #USArmy #Georgia

Today we remember Thompson Arnold.
World War II
Date of Death: April 30, 1945
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
792nd Engineer Dump Truck Company
Entered Service From: Georgia
Rhone American Cemetery, France
Buried: Plot C Row 8 Grave 7
Service # 34909274
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWII #USArmy #Georgia

Within the Royal Avenue Gardens in Dartmouth rests a monument honoring American and Allied forces that launched from the...
04/29/2021

Within the Royal Avenue Gardens in Dartmouth rests a monument honoring American and Allied forces that launched from the English Channel town -- photo: mrpb27
The Dartmouth Monument is a granite slab etched with a written tribute to the hundreds of thousands of troops and massive amount of supplies that embarked from the base to liberate Europe during World War II.
“Embattled in the face of Nazi tyranny, Great Britain became a sturdy platform as the Allies carried the fight to the enemy, landing in France on 6 June 1944,” reads a portion of the monument.
The Royal Avenue Gardens is a small park adjacent to the Dartmouth Harbor and the River Dart, and not far from the Britannia Royal Naval College, which houses another WWII monument dedicated by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

- More about the monument: https://www.abmc.gov/Dartmouth
- Visual history of WWII: https://go.usa.gov/xsbMc

#WWII #WorldWarII #UK #veterans #AmericanHistory #military #weremember #Dartmouth #England #memorial #monument #DDay

Within the Royal Avenue Gardens in Dartmouth rests a monument honoring American and Allied forces that launched from the English Channel town -- photo: mrpb27
The Dartmouth Monument is a granite slab etched with a written tribute to the hundreds of thousands of troops and massive amount of supplies that embarked from the base to liberate Europe during World War II.
“Embattled in the face of Nazi tyranny, Great Britain became a sturdy platform as the Allies carried the fight to the enemy, landing in France on 6 June 1944,” reads a portion of the monument.
The Royal Avenue Gardens is a small park adjacent to the Dartmouth Harbor and the River Dart, and not far from the Britannia Royal Naval College, which houses another WWII monument dedicated by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

- More about the monument: https://www.abmc.gov/Dartmouth
- Visual history of WWII: https://go.usa.gov/xsbMc

#WWII #WorldWarII #UK #veterans #AmericanHistory #military #weremember #Dartmouth #England #memorial #monument #DDay

Today we remember Louis E. Willcox.World War IDate of Death: April 29, 1918Private First Class, U.S. Army1st Mechanized ...
04/29/2021

Today we remember Louis E. Willcox.
World War I
Date of Death: April 29, 1918
Private First Class, U.S. Army
1st Mechanized Motor Regiment
Entered Service From: New York
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, France
Buried: Plot D Row 10 Grave 23
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWI #USArmy #NewYork

Today we remember Louis E. Willcox.
World War I
Date of Death: April 29, 1918
Private First Class, U.S. Army
1st Mechanized Motor Regiment
Entered Service From: New York
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, France
Buried: Plot D Row 10 Grave 23
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWI #USArmy #NewYork

The Tours American Monument in central France, is dedicated to the 650,000 supply troops who served in World War I -- ph...
04/28/2021

The Tours American Monument in central France, is dedicated to the 650,000 supply troops who served in World War I -- photo: Iain McGregor
Working behind the battle lines, Services of Supply (SOS) troops and civilians were essential to the war-fighting effort of the American Expeditionary Forces.
Among the accomplishments of the SOS: construction of almost 1,000 miles of railway tracks; assembling more than 1,500 locomotives and 18,000 rail cars shipped from the U.S.; and managing hospitals with nearly 200,000 beds.
By the end of the war, almost 645,000 soldiers and another 24,000 civilians served in the SOS.
The monument is in Tours, France, about 150 miles southwest of Paris, where the WWI headquarters was for the division.
The monument is a fountain, with a magnificent gold-gilded bronze sculpture atop it, and is situated prominently along the Loire River.

- More about the Tours American Monument: https://go.usa.gov/xH9bQ
- WWI battlefield book, via ABMC: https://go.usa.gov/xH9Xd
- Read about the Harlem Hellfighters of WWI: https://go.usa.gov/xs9PA
- Read about the WWI sisters buried at Suresnes: https://go.usa.gov/xsHvB

#WWI #WorldWarI #france #architecture #history #America #veterans #Army #USArmy #memorial #monument #sculpture #art #design

The Tours American Monument in central France, is dedicated to the 650,000 supply troops who served in World War I -- photo: Iain McGregor
Working behind the battle lines, Services of Supply (SOS) troops and civilians were essential to the war-fighting effort of the American Expeditionary Forces.
Among the accomplishments of the SOS: construction of almost 1,000 miles of railway tracks; assembling more than 1,500 locomotives and 18,000 rail cars shipped from the U.S.; and managing hospitals with nearly 200,000 beds.
By the end of the war, almost 645,000 soldiers and another 24,000 civilians served in the SOS.
The monument is in Tours, France, about 150 miles southwest of Paris, where the WWI headquarters was for the division.
The monument is a fountain, with a magnificent gold-gilded bronze sculpture atop it, and is situated prominently along the Loire River.

- More about the Tours American Monument: https://go.usa.gov/xH9bQ
- WWI battlefield book, via ABMC: https://go.usa.gov/xH9Xd
- Read about the Harlem Hellfighters of WWI: https://go.usa.gov/xs9PA
- Read about the WWI sisters buried at Suresnes: https://go.usa.gov/xsHvB

#WWI #WorldWarI #france #architecture #history #America #veterans #Army #USArmy #memorial #monument #sculpture #art #design

Today we remember James F. Killeen.World War IDate of Death: April 28, 1919Private, U.S. Army312th Engineer Regiment, 87...
04/28/2021

Today we remember James F. Killeen.
World War I
Date of Death: April 28, 1919
Private, U.S. Army
312th Engineer Regiment, 87th Division
Entered Service From: New Jersey
Suresnes American Cemetery, France
Buried: Plot A Row 2 Grave 11
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWI #USArmy #NewJersey

Today we remember James F. Killeen.
World War I
Date of Death: April 28, 1919
Private, U.S. Army
312th Engineer Regiment, 87th Division
Entered Service From: New Jersey
Suresnes American Cemetery, France
Buried: Plot A Row 2 Grave 11
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWI #USArmy #NewJersey

Today we remember Allen W. Phillips.World War IIDate of Death: April 27, 1944Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces67th Bo...
04/27/2021

Today we remember Allen W. Phillips.
World War II
Date of Death: April 27, 1944
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
67th Bomber Squadron, 44th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered Service From: New York
Ardennes American Cemetery, Belgium
Buried: Plot C Row 14 Grave 32
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 32612831
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWII #NewYork

Today we remember Allen W. Phillips.
World War II
Date of Death: April 27, 1944
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
67th Bomber Squadron, 44th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered Service From: New York
Ardennes American Cemetery, Belgium
Buried: Plot C Row 14 Grave 32
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 32612831
www.abmc.gov

#WeRemember #WWII #NewYork

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Following World War I, Congress recognized the need for federal control over the commemoration of American armed forces overseas. On March 4, 1923, President Warren Harding signed legislation that established the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) and made the new agency responsible for the construction of monuments honoring the American Expeditionary Forces. Soon after, Congress directed ABMC to construct memorial chapels in the eight permanent military cemeteries in Europe, which were at the time maintained by the War Department. In 1934, President Franklin Roosevelt issued an Executive Order that shifted the responsibility for the management and maintenance of these hallowed grounds to ABMC.

Final dispositions of the remains of service personnel who died in World War I and World War II were carried out under the provisions of Public Law 389, 66th Congress and Public Law 368, 80th Congress, respectively. These laws entitled the next of kin to select permanent interment of a family member’s remains in an American military cemetery on foreign soil designed, constructed and maintained specifically to honor in perpetuity the dead of these wars. Alternatively, the next of kin could have the remains repatriated to the United States for interment in a national or private cemetery.

The disposition of remains was carried out by the War Department's Graves Registration Service under the Quartermaster General. From time to time ABMC receives requests from relatives asking that the instructions of the next of kin at the time of interment be disregarded. Those making such requests are informed that the decision made by the next of kin at the time of interment is final. After seeing the beauty and immaculate care of ABMC cemeteries, many of these same individuals later tell the ABMC they are pleased the remains have remained in these overseas shrines.

Today, ABMC administers, operates and maintains 26 permanent American burial grounds and 30 separate memorials, monuments and markers, on foreign soil. It also maintains three memorials in the United States. Today there are more than 139,000 American war dead interred in these cemeteries, of which 30,995 are from World War I commemorative cemeteries, 92,936 from World War II commemorative cemeteries, and 750 from the Mexican-American War. Additionally, more than 15,000 American veterans and others are interred in the Mexico City National Cemetery, Corozal American Cemetery and Clark Veterans Cemetery. More than 60,000 American servicemen and women who were missing in action, lost, or buried at sea during World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War are memorialized by name on stone tablets in ABMC cemeteries and memorials.

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Always remembered.
🇫🇷 Le samedi 09 Janvier 2021. l'association "Les Portes de la Memoire - The Gates of Memory", avec Valérie Muller, la guide du Lorraine American Cemetery, nous avons accueilli la 12e Section en Formation Technique de Specialité (FTS) Combattant des SIC, de la 12e Compagnie à l'instruction, du CFIM des Transmissions - 18e Regiment de Transmissions(Centre de Formation Initiale du Militaire), de Dieuze. Ces jeunes soldats issus de différents Régiments. Nous remercions l'ABMC et le Lorraine American Cemetery pour son accueil et cette visite. -------------------------------------------------- 🇺🇸 Saturday January 09, 2021. The association "Les Portes de la Memoire - The Gates of Memory", with Valérie Muller, the lorraine American Cemetery guide, we hosted the 12th Specialty Technical Training (FTS) Specialty Training Section (FTS), Figthers of SICs, from the 12th Company to Training, the CFIM of Transmissions - 18th Regiment of Transmissions (Military Initial Training Center), Dieuze. These young soldiers from different regiments. We thank ABMC and Lorraine American Cemetery for their welcome and visit.
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More than five years ago I was honored to make this seat for the American WW2 Orphanage Network U.S.A in the Netherlands. This present was given to thank the Dutch "Stichting Adoptie Graven Amerikaanse Begraafplaats Margraten whose members have attended those memorialized at Margraten for more then 70 years. This seat symbolizes the local curvey roads in our region. The material refers to the 8301 marble crosses. Last week I restored some minor scratches and it looks like new again. The restoration was commissioned by the city of Eijsden-Margraten. The seat is situated at the entrance of the city-hall of Eijsden-Margaten. Yours sincirrely, Paul Koenen