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.
October 17, 2014 On Veterans Day ABMC sites will pay tribute to the men and women buried and memorialized overseas.
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.
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.
September 30, 2014 In September 1944, three Allied airborne divisions landed in the Netherlands as part of Operation Market–Garden. With the goal of moving Allied forces across the Rhine River, troops would have to seize control of key bridges and roads to accomplish this task.
September 25, 2014 Pfc. Cecil Harris of Company D, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division went missing on January 2, 1945 in northeastern France during Operation Nordwind.
September 8, 2014 With more than three decades as a public servant, Rob Dalessandro brings his experience and knowledge to the American Battle Monuments Commission as the new deputy secretary for Headquarters Operations.
September 4, 2014 ABMC was created in 1923 to manage the country’s overseas, World War I cemeteries and memorials, and part of the agency’s work included the writing and publishing of “American Armies and Battlefields in Europe: A History, Guide and Reference Book.”
September 2, 2014 A major horticultural project is underway at Normandy American Cemetery.