American Battle Monuments Commission

American Battle Monuments Commission ABMC honors ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ fallen service members and their stories at 26 overseas cemeteries and 31 memorials. military monuments and markers by other U.S.

The American Battle Monuments Commission, established by the Congress in 1923, is an agency of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. ABMCโ€”guardian of Americaโ€™s overseas commemorative cemeteries and memorialsโ€”honors the service, achievements and sacrifice of United States Armed Forces. ABMC's commemorative mission includes:

-Designing, constructing, operating and maintaining permanent A

merican 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. 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.

Today we remember William E. Harwood. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท World War ICaptain, U.S. Army12th Base HospitalEntered Service From: Illinoi...
01/04/2024

Today we remember William E. Harwood. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
World War I
Captain, U.S. Army
12th Base Hospital
Entered Service From: Illinois
Date of Death Jan. 4, 1918
Buried: Plot B Row 23 Grave 8
Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France

Today we remember Elmer L. Schaefer. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช World War IITechnical Sergeant, U.S. Army335th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infant...
01/03/2024

Today we remember Elmer L. Schaefer. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
World War II
Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army
335th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Illinois
Date of Death January 3 1945
Buried: Plot C Row 9 Grave 10
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Hombourg, Belgium
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 36077345

Today we remember Louis C. Dupuy. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท World War IICorporal, U.S. Army275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry DivisionEn...
01/02/2024

Today we remember Louis C. Dupuy. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
World War II
Corporal, U.S. Army
275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Louisiana
Date of Death January 2 1945
Buried: Plot B Row 32 Grave 9
Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 38487718

Sending warm wishes for a joyous new year from the American Battle Monuments Commission! ๐ŸŽ‰โœจ
01/01/2024

Sending warm wishes for a joyous new year from the American Battle Monuments Commission! ๐ŸŽ‰โœจ

Today we remember Kenneth P. McWilliams. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ World War IITechnician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army42nd Tank Battalion, 11th A...
01/01/2024

Today we remember Kenneth P. McWilliams. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ
World War II
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
42nd Tank Battalion, 11th Armored Division
Entered Service From: Wisconsin
Date of Death: Jan. 1, 1945
Buried: Plot B Row 1 Grave 46
Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 16134654

Today we remember Stuart B. Mendelsohn. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท World War IIFirst Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces324th Bomber Squadron, 9...
12/31/2023

Today we remember Stuart B. Mendelsohn. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
World War II
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
324th Bomber Squadron, 91st Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered Service From: Ohio
Date of Death: Dec. 31, 1943
Buried: Plot J Row 11 Grave 1
Brittany American Cemetery, Montjoie Saint Martin, France
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Service # O-672379


"The Valor and the Sacrifice," the film shown within the visitor center at Netherlands American Cemetery is now availabl...
12/30/2023

"The Valor and the Sacrifice," the film shown within the visitor center at Netherlands American Cemetery is now available on YouTube. โคต๏ธ
https://youtu.be/0Vr1uWfJTCQ

This 15-minute film, through historic and modern-day imagery, and recollections from letters by service members and family members, gives a powerful insight into the true cost of war in Europe during World War II.

"The Valor and the Sacrifice" was produced by ABMC and Northern Light Productions, thanks to the contribution of the South Netherlands Philharmonic Philzuid and Liberation Zuid Limburg.

Today we remember Webster S. Bennett. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท World War IWagoner, U.S. Army110th Trains Headquarters, 35th DivisionEntered...
12/30/2023

Today we remember Webster S. Bennett. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
World War I
Wagoner, U.S. Army
110th Trains Headquarters, 35th Division
Entered Service From: Kansas
Date of Death: Dec. 30, 1918
Buried: Plot C Row 39 Grave 26
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France


Dedicated on Dec. 11, 2023, the Netherlands American Cemetery visitor center tells the story of the vital campaigns and ...
12/29/2023

Dedicated on Dec. 11, 2023, the Netherlands American Cemetery visitor center tells the story of the vital campaigns and nearby battles which resulted in the loss of thousands of American lives.

The sequential narrative tells of the historic events and related personal stories of American service members who are buried or memorialized at the site, touching on their hardship, challenges, and triumphs.

This ABMCโ€™s tenth and newest visitor center.

Learn more with our news article: https://bit.ly/4aebbO1

Been to one of our visitor centers? Please tell us what you liked and remember from the exhibit โคต๏ธ and follow as we share more photos of each exhibit space throughout the rest of the month. โœจ

Today we remember Maurice E. Peterson. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ World War IISergeant, U.S. Army102nd Reconnaissance Troop, 102nd Infantry D...
12/29/2023

Today we remember Maurice E. Peterson. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
World War II
Sergeant, U.S. Army
102nd Reconnaissance Troop, 102nd Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Missouri
Date of Death: Dec. 29, 1944
Buried: Plot B Row 1 Grave 12
Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 37186821


The award-winning exhibits at the Manila American Cemetery, opened in 2019, tell the long and complex history of the Ame...
12/28/2023

The award-winning exhibits at the Manila American Cemetery, opened in 2019, tell the long and complex history of the American presence in the Philippines. These stories are told with an emphasis on the War in the Pacific during World War II.

Laid out chronologically, the exhibits begin with the Spanish-American War of 1898 and quickly bring the visitor up to the 1940s.

Artifacts, images and videos tell the story of the Japanese expansion across the Pacific and, specifically, the Philippines.

They highlight the heroic struggles of the Philippine forces, American units, guerilla units and civilian internees.

Personal stories of those who are interred or memorialized at this cemetery are told.

Learn more with our news article: https://bit.ly/4aebbO1

Been to one of our visitor centers? Please tell us what you liked and remember from the exhibit โคต๏ธ and follow as we share more photos of each exhibit space throughout the rest of the month. โœจ

Today we remember Mark Healy. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง World War IIStaff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces524th Bomber Squadron, 379th Bomber ...
12/28/2023

Today we remember Mark Healy. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
World War II
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
524th Bomber Squadron, 379th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered Service From: New York
Date of Death: Dec. 28, 1943
Buried: Plot D Row 5 Grave 33
Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Service # 32497739


Opened in 2019, the visitor center at Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery, on the outskirts of Paris, focuses on the ...
12/27/2023

Opened in 2019, the visitor center at Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery, on the outskirts of Paris, focuses on the story of the Americans who volunteered to serve in the French Air Service before America entered WWI.

Situated in the original caretakerโ€™s cottage adjacent to the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial, its exhibits tell the story of the creation of the squadron and the birth of American combat aviation.

Learn more with our news article: https://bit.ly/4aebbO1

Been to one of our visitor centers? Please tell us what you liked and remember from the exhibit โคต๏ธ and follow as we share more photos of each exhibit space throughout the rest of the month. โœจ

Today we remember Robert J. Cobner. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง World War IISecond Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces827th Engineer Battalion, A...
12/27/2023

Today we remember Robert J. Cobner. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
World War II
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
827th Engineer Battalion, Aviation
Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
Date of Death: Dec. 27, 1942
Buried: Plot D Row 3 Grave 50
Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Service # O1100488


The award-winning visitor center exhibit at the Chateau-Thierry Monument opened in 2018, in commemoration of the centenn...
12/26/2023

The award-winning visitor center exhibit at the Chateau-Thierry Monument opened in 2018, in commemoration of the centennial of World War I. Located under the imposing memorial on Hill 204 overlooking the Marne River, this visitor center tells the story of Americaโ€™s neutrality at the beginning of World War I and its ultimate decision to enter the war on the side of the Allies.

Learn more with our news article: https://bit.ly/4aebbO1

Been to one of our visitor centers? Please tell us what you liked and remember from the exhibit โคต๏ธ and follow as we share more photos of each exhibit space throughout the rest of the month. โœจ

Today we remember Roy Carter. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท World War IIPrivate First Class, U.S. Army4185th Quartermaster Service CompanyEntere...
12/26/2023

Today we remember Roy Carter. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
World War II
Private First Class, U.S. Army
4185th Quartermaster Service Company
Entered Service From: Florida
Date of Death: Dec. 26, 1944
Buried: Plot B Row 48 Grave 11
Epinal American Cemetery, Dinozรฉ, France
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 34786735


Today we remember James J. Cooney. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท World War ICook, U.S. Army152nd Field Artillery Brigade, 77th DivisionEntered S...
12/25/2023

Today we remember James J. Cooney. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
World War I
Cook, U.S. Army
152nd Field Artillery Brigade, 77th Division
Entered Service From: New York
Date of Death: Dec. 25, 1918
Buried: Plot A Row 3 Grave 27
Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France


Last Saturday, poppy wreaths were placed at the foot of each headstone at Brookwood American Cemetery in England to mark...
12/24/2023

Last Saturday, poppy wreaths were placed at the foot of each headstone at Brookwood American Cemetery in England to mark the end of ABMC's centennial year. ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

The event was organized in collaboration with Sunbelt Rentals and Poppy Scotland whose employeesโ€™ joined volunteers from local associations as well as staff, their family members, and local residents to honor the 1,032 American World War I fallen that are buried and memorialized by name here.

After all wreaths were laid, a bulger and bagpipers played Taps and Amazing Grace, as final tribute.

The wreaths will be passed on to local veterans and commemorative organizations to continue their remembrance journey.

Today we remember Helmer M. Eichten. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท World War IIPrivate, U.S. Army411th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry Divisio...
12/24/2023

Today we remember Helmer M. Eichten. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
World War II
Private, U.S. Army
411th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Minnesota
Date of Death: Dec. 24, 1944
Buried: Plot D Row 6 Grave 11
Lorraine American Cemetery, St Avold, France
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Service # 37310406


Located in the town of Waregem, the visitor center at Flanders Field American Cemetery tells the story of the American d...
12/23/2023

Located in the town of Waregem, the visitor center at Flanders Field American Cemetery tells the story of the American divisions that fought alongside British and Belgian forces in Flanders.

Inaugurated in 2017, its exhibits highlight the diverse makeup of the American Expeditionary Forces and tell the little-known story of the four American divisions that fought in Flanders under British command, building a special relationship between the United States and Belgium which still flourishes today.

Learn more with our news article: https://bit.ly/3GOogzU

Been to one of our visitor centers? Please tell us what you liked and remember from the exhibit โคต๏ธ and follow as we share more photos of each exhibit space throughout the rest of the month. โœจ

Today we remember Albert D. McAlister. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ World War II715th Engineer Depot CompanyPrivate, U.S. ArmyEntered Service F...
12/23/2023

Today we remember Albert D. McAlister. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ
World War II
715th Engineer Depot Company
Private, U.S. Army
Entered Service From: Kentucky
Date of Death: Dec. 23, 1943
Buried: Plot E Row 4 Grave 11
North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 20524783


Dedicated on Memorial Day 2017, the visitor center at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery tells the story of Americaโ€™s large...
12/22/2023

Dedicated on Memorial Day 2017, the visitor center at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery tells the story of Americaโ€™s largest campaign in World War I and the sacrifices made by the American Expeditionary Forces during the war.

Located within the visitor building, where the reception room has been restored to its original appearance, this visitor center includes original artifacts to illustrate the weapons used and items carried by the soldiers.

Learn more with our news article: https://bit.ly/3GOogzU

Been to one of our visitor centers? Please tell us what you liked and remember from the exhibit โคต๏ธ and follow as we share more photos of each exhibit space throughout the rest of the month. โœจ

Today we remember Harold W. Nutzman. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช World War IIStaff Sergeant, U.S. Army309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry D...
12/22/2023

Today we remember Harold W. Nutzman. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
World War II
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Iowa
Date of Death: Dec. 22, 1944
Buried: Plot D Row 12 Grave 52
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Hombourg, Belgium
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 37665476


Opened in 2014, this visitor center at Cambridge American Cemetery interprets the story of the Air War over Europe durin...
12/21/2023

Opened in 2014, this visitor center at Cambridge American Cemetery interprets the story of the Air War over Europe during World War II.

The exhibits include the importance of the role of United Kingdom in the planning, build-up and ex*****on for Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, and the close relationship of the U.S. armed forces with the civilian population of the United Kingdom.

Learn more with our news article: https://bit.ly/4aebbO1

Been to one of our visitor centers? Please tell us what you liked and remember from the exhibit โคต๏ธ and follow as we share more photos of each exhibit space throughout the rest of the month. โœจ

Today we remember Stephen S. Aykanian. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ World War IIPrivate, U.S. Army109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Divisi...
12/21/2023

Today we remember Stephen S. Aykanian. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ
World War II
Private, U.S. Army
109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Massachusetts
Date of Death: Dec. 21, 1944
Buried: Plot H Row 16 Grave 49
Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 31460640


Opened in conjunction with the 70th Anniversaries of the Anzio landings and the liberation of Rome in 2014, the Sicily-R...
12/20/2023

Opened in conjunction with the 70th Anniversaries of the Anzio landings and the liberation of Rome in 2014, the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery visitor center tells the story of the American operations in Italy during World War II.

The center features artifacts and images to explain the complex nature of the Italian campaign.

Major events covered include the landings in Sicily, the follow-on landings at Anzio and Salerno, the battles in the Apennines and the historic fights at Monte Cassino and Monte Belvedere, and the hard fighting up to Rome.

Learn more with our news article: https://bit.ly/4aebbO1

Been to one of our visitor centers? Please tell us what you liked and remember from the exhibit โคต๏ธ and follow as we share more photos of each exhibit space throughout the rest of the month. โœจ

Today we remember Douglas J. Reichenau. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ World War IIFirst Sergeant, U.S. Army422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infant...
12/20/2023

Today we remember Douglas J. Reichenau. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ
World War II
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Texas
Date of Death: Dec. 20, 1944
Buried: Plot D Row 11 Grave 23
Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 38113821

ABMCโ€™s first visitor center, the award-winning Normandy American Cemetery visitor center opened in 2007.The exhibit was ...
12/19/2023

ABMCโ€™s first visitor center, the award-winning Normandy American Cemetery visitor center opened in 2007.

The exhibit was completely redesigned in 2019 for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Using many rare and iconic artifacts, it tells the story of the events of June 6, 1944, and the ensuing Normandy Campaign up to the liberation of Paris in August of 1944.

Learn more with our news article: https://bit.ly/4aebbO1

Been to one of our visitor centers? Please tell us what you liked and remember from the exhibit โคต๏ธ and follow as we share more photos of each exhibit space throughout the rest of the month. โœจ

Today we remember Jonesy Pryor. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท World War IPrivate, U.S. Army328th Quartermaster Labor BattalionEntered Service Fr...
12/19/2023

Today we remember Jonesy Pryor. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
World War I
Private, U.S. Army
328th Quartermaster Labor Battalion
Entered Service From: Virginia
Date of Death: Dec. 19, 1918
Buried: Plot B Row 3 Grave 3
Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France


After dedicating ABMC's 10th visitor center at Netherlands American Cemetery, and as we conclude our centennial year, we...
12/18/2023

After dedicating ABMC's 10th visitor center at Netherlands American Cemetery, and as we conclude our centennial year, we thought we would look back at 16 years of creating unique visitor centers that honor the sacrifices of America's fallen heroes. ๐Ÿ™

โ†ช๏ธ https://bit.ly/4aebbO1

Been to one of our visitor centers?
Please tell us what you liked and remember from the exhibit โคต๏ธ and follow as we share more photos of each exhibit space throughout the rest of the month. โœจ

Today we remember Robert J. Evans. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ World War IIPrivate, U.S. Army26th Chemical Decontamination CompanyEntered Serv...
12/18/2023

Today we remember Robert J. Evans. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ
World War II
Private, U.S. Army
26th Chemical Decontamination Company
Entered Service From: Kentucky
Date of Death: Dec. 18, 1943
Buried: Plot C Row 13 Grave 12
North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia
Service # 35465716


Today we remember Oliver J. Gough. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช World War IIPrivate, U.S. Army414th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry DivisionE...
12/17/2023

Today we remember Oliver J. Gough. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
World War II
Private, U.S. Army
414th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Rhode Island
Date of Death: Dec. 17, 1944
Buried: Plot A Row 12 Grave 22
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Hombourg, Belgium
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 6131854


Today   The Battle of the Bulge, and the U.S. service members who gave their lives during or as a result of the battle. ...
12/16/2023

Today The Battle of the Bulge, and the U.S. service members who gave their lives during or as a result of the battle. ABMC is honored to be the final resting place for those who are buried or memorialized at three of our cemeteries: Ardennes, Henri-Chapelle, and Luxembourg American Cemeteries. Honor their sacrifice with a virtual tour of each cemetery at https://www.abmc.gov/virtual-360s?utm_campaign=Website.

ABMC administers, operates and maintains 26 permanent American military cemeteries and 31 federal memorials, monuments and markers, which are located in 17 foreign countries, the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the British Dependency of Gibraltar; four of the memorials are loc...

Today we remember Alvie F. Hobbs.World War IICorporal, U.S. Army142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry DivisionEntered S...
12/16/2023

Today we remember Alvie F. Hobbs.
World War II
Corporal, U.S. Army
142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Texas
Date of Death: Dec. 16, 1943
Buried: Plot H Row 3 Grave 8
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Italy
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 38036779


12/15/2023

ABMC's 10th visitor center opened this week at Netherlands American Cemetery. โœจ

๐ŸŽฅ The visitor center was dedicated Dec. 11, 2023, in presence of U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Shefali Razdan Duggal, ABMC Secretary Charles K. Djou, Governor Emile Roemer, Mayor Alain Krijnen, and other invitees.

The exhibit was developed to enable visitors and future generations to connect with personal stories of World War II service members who fought and died in the surroundings of the cemetery during the war, and eventually reflect on the meaning of these selfless sacrifices.

The visitor center is composed of eight sections and a movie theater. It leads visitors through a sequential narrative that introduces vital campaigns across the Dutch landscape and through Germany, contextualizing some of the battles fought by the service members honored at the Netherlands American Cemetery.

Almost 8,300 service men and women are interred at this cemetery, and approximately 1,700 are remembered on the Walls of the Missing.

We are proud to continue sharing their stories so their legacy lives on.

Interested in visiting or know someone who might be? Please share and tell us if you plan to visit.

๐Ÿ“ฐ Learn more: https://bit.ly/4a3422O

Today we remember Sam Bommarito. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช World War IIPrivate First Class, U.S. Army60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Di...
12/15/2023

Today we remember Sam Bommarito. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
World War II
Private First Class, U.S. Army
60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Illinois
Date of Death: Dec. 15, 1944
Buried: Plot A Row 13 Grave 28
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Hombourg, Belgium
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 36946940


12/14/2023

Listen to Jason Bordelon, ABMC Superintendent, as he shares his experience in being part of the planning and development of ABMC's new visitor center now opened at Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands.

Please share and tell us if you plan to visit. ๐Ÿ™

Learn more about the visitor center: https://bit.ly/3TncEv8

U.S. Embassy The Hague Provincie Limburg Visit Maastricht Gemeente Eijsden-Margraten

Today we remember Thomas J. Connolly. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ World War IITechnician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army134th Ordnance Maintenance Comp...
12/14/2023

Today we remember Thomas J. Connolly. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
World War II
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
134th Ordnance Maintenance Company
Entered Service From: New Jersey
Date of Death: Dec. 14, 1944
Buried: Plot A Row 13 Grave 13
Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
Service # 32774048


Today we remember Thomas Bergen. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท World War ICorporal, U.S. Army102nd Ammunition Trains, 27th DivisionEntered Servi...
12/13/2023

Today we remember Thomas Bergen. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
World War I
Corporal, U.S. Army
102nd Ammunition Trains, 27th Division
Entered Service From: New York
Date of Death: Dec. 13, 1918
Buried: Plot D Row 19 Grave 27
Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Seringes-et- Nesles, France


Today we remember Carl G. A. Hanson. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช World War IIPrivate, U.S. Army330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division...
12/12/2023

Today we remember Carl G. A. Hanson. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
World War II
Private, U.S. Army
330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Entered Service From: New York
Date of Death: Dec. 12, 1944
Buried: Plot B Row 36 Grave 42
Ardennes American Cemetery, Neuprรฉ, Belgium
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 42063656


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