Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission William M. Matz attends 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge events in Bastogne
On December 14, 2019, ABMC Secretary William M. Matz traveled to Bastogne, Belgium.
Secretary Matz had lunch with World War II veterans; visited the Mardasson Monument that ABMC helped clean for this week’s ceremonies; and laid a wreath during a ceremony at the Gen. Patton Memorial. Secretary Matz also visited with Soldiers from the famed 101st Airborne Division, of which he is a veteran. During his engagements, Secretary Matz expressed that for ABMC and our staff, our mission is a sacred duty and the importance of remembering those who served and those who sacrificed.
About American Battle Monuments Commission:
This independent agency of the American federal government honors the services, the actions and the sacrifices of the American Armed Forces who served on foreign soil since April 6, 1917. ABMC administers, operates and maintains 26 permanent American burial grounds and 29 separate memorials, monuments and marks, on foreign soil. It also maintains three memorials in the United States.
About American Overseas Memorial Day Association:
The AOMDA was founded in 1920 to honor the memory of the American victims of the two world wars who lay in American military cemeteries and in isolated graves in Europe. The AOMDA also helps to coordinate and sponsors the Memorial Day ceremonies in the American military cemeteries in Europe.
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