American and Panamanian flags were placed at the base of every headstone.

Corozal American Cemetery


ABMC assumed responsibility for the care and maintenance of the Corozal American Cemetery in Panama in 1982. At this 16 acre cemetery are interred 5,528 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.


Cemetery Information

Visiting Hours

The cemetery is open daily to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The visitors building is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., where a staff member is on duty to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites. The cemetery is closed December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays.

Contact Us

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

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Corozal American Cemetery

Corozal American Cemetary

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