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Screenshot of map showing Italy and Mediterrean Sea
April 27, 2015 Allied forces conquered Sicily in the summer of 1943, securing the island by August 17. This defeat precipitated the fall of Fascist Dictator Benito Mussolini, and the new Italian government negotiated an armistice with the Allies.

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This screenshot from the Americans in Great Britain Interactive shows American pilots in Great Britain.
April 21, 2015 The United States and Great Britain have been firm allies for a century. Their mutually beneficial relationship particularly deepened during  World War II, when the circumstances of war brought hundreds of thousands of Americans through the British Isles.
A woman kneels next to a headstone at Suresnes American Cemetery.
March 23, 2015 In the aftermath of World War I, wives became widows, and mothers outlived their sons. More than 100,000 Americans died during the Great War, creating suffering and pain for those family members they left behind.
Rows of headstones fill plot areas at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery. The plot areas are lined by trees.
March 20, 2015 Never Forgotten, an ABMC World War I documentary, will premier at the 2015 GI Film Festival in May. Never Forgotten follows the story of Sergeant Paul Maynard, a doughboy from Connecticut.

Upcoming Events

The exterior of the chapel at Ardennes American Cemetery.
September 17, 2015 Ardennes American Cemetery will host its annual grave adoption ceremony on September 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Attendance is free and open to the public.
Headstones aligned in front of the chapel at Cambridge American Cemetery.
July 4, 2015 Cambridge American Cemetery will host participants in the Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride (AMRR) on July 4, 2015.
The official party arrives.
May 31, 2015 Aisne-Marne American Cemetery will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 31, 2015. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Past Events

Walls of the Missing at the East Coast Memorial in New York City.
January 25, 2015 A wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Bulge was  held at the East Coast Memorial on Sunday, January 25, 2014 at noon.
A U.S. Air Force Honor Guard marches during the ceremony.
December 16, 2014 Luxembourg American Cemetery hosted a ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
A woman salutes a headstone with a wreath.
December 13, 2014 Cambridge American Cemetery in conjunction with RAF Lakenheath hosted a wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. to coincide with Wreaths Across America.