Corozal American Cemetery Panama

Established
1914
Location
Panama
Burials
5,450
Acres
16.90

Contact Us

Corozal American Cemetery
Calle Rufina Alfaro
Edif. #6566
Panama
tel Phone: 011 507 317-6034

ABMC Overseas Operations Office
68, rue du 19 Janvier
92380 Garches, France
tel +33.(0).1.47.01.19.76

Visiting Hours

The cemetery is open daily to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays. A staff member is on duty in the visitor building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites Monday through Friday.

Overview

ABMC assumed responsibility for the care and maintenance of the Corozal American Cemetery in Panama in 1982. At this 16 acre cemetery are interred 5,450 American veterans and others. A paved walk leads from the visitor center to a small memorial that sits atop a knoll overlooking the graves area. The memorial consists of a paved plaza with a 12-foot rectangular granite obelisk flanked by two flagpoles on which fly the U.S. and Panamanian flags. Engraved on the obelisk in English and Spanish is the following inscription:

This memorial has been erected by the
United States of America
in humble tribute to all interred here
who served in its Armed Forces or
contributed to the construction,
operation and maintenance of
the Panama Canal

 

Buried at the Corozal American Cemetery are American servicemen who served during the Mexican – American War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II,  and all other major conflicts.  Learn more about those Americans buried and memorialized who died during the Civil War and served during the Mexican War, Civil War and Spanish American War.
 

Corozal American Cemetery

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At just 14 years old, Michael Hanson served as a cabin boy aboard the USS St Mary’s, a small naval vessel that served as part of the “...
Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela visited Corozal American Cemetery on August 15th, the 100th anniversary of the opening of the...
During Memorial Day weekend ABMC paid tribute to the more than 200,000 individuals commemorated at these overseas cemeteries.
Memorial Day–the federal holiday in which we honor our veterans and remember those who died while in the armed services–originated in the...