News & Events

October 23, 2014 During the first half of the 20th century, the United States fought in two World Wars. The nation’s identity and culture changed as more than 500,000 Americans lost their lives in these conflicts, and millions more became veterans.

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JROTC students serve as color guard.
October 17, 2014 On Veterans Day ABMC sites will pay tribute to the men and women buried and memorialized overseas.
SSgt. Salvador Lara in uniform.
October 14, 2014 As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, ABMC honors the contributions made by Hispanic-Americans, such as SSgt. Salvador Lara, as members of the U.S. armed forces.
Historic image of USS St. Mary's
October 9, 2014 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 “Pacific Squadron” in the Union navy.

Upcoming Events

The entrance gate to Mexico City National Cemetery.
November 11, 2014 Mexico City National Cemetery will host a Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Entrance is free and open to the public.
American and Panamanian flags are placed in front of every headstone at Corozal American Cemetery for Veterans Day.
November 11, 2014 Corozal American Cemetery in Panama will host a Veterans Day Ceremony.
A man delivers remarks from a podium in front of a line of men holding flags.
November 11, 2014 A small ceremony will be held at Chateau-Thierry American Monument on November 11, 2014 at noon. There will be a wreath laying ceremony, and weather-permitting, the reading of the President's Veterans Day Proclamation.

Past Events

Rows of headstones located at Brittany American Cemetery.
October 30, 2014 A small wreath-laying ceremony will be conducted by Fleurs de la Mémoire at Brittany American Cemetery on October 30, 2014 at 2:45 p.m.
Mayor Herzog affixes the rosette to the Wall of the Missing.
September 20, 2014 Pvt. Cecil E. Harris is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Epinal American Cemetery in France. A bronze rosette was added next to his name on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in a small ceremony.
Attendees sit during the annual liberation concert.
September 14, 2014 The South Netherlands Philharmonic and the Brabant Choir performed at Netherlands American Cemetery on September 14, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. for their annual concert marking the liberation of the area during World War II.