About Us

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Luxembourg American Cemetery Lithograph
Luxembourg American Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 5,000 Americans who gave their life in World War II. Photo Credit: Warrick Page/American Battle Monuments Commission.

The American Battle Monuments Commission, established by 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 U.S. Armed Forces.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to commemorate the U.S. armed forces by maintaining the national legacy of their service in the world's consciousness.

Our Vision

Our vision is to increase the public's awareness of ABMC's commemorative sites and services, increasing ABMC's commemorative coverage and more effectively preserving our commemorative sites to ABMC's exceptional standard.

Our Mission

The American Battle Monuments Commission honors the service of the armed forces by creating and maintaining memorial sites, offering commemorative services, and facilitating the education of their legacy to future generations.

Our Core Values

  • Excellence 
  • Duty
  • Courage
  • Service