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During World War II more than 16 million Americans served our country. They came from the industrial cities of the Great Lakes to the farms of the Midwest.

Headstones decorated with flowers and photos.

Thousands of white marble headstones dot the landscape at Netherlands American Cemetery, where more than 8,000 Americans that lost their lives in World War II eternally rest.

A member of the French military salutes as he faces the memorial.

French and American officials gathered today at the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial outside of Paris to mark the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Lafayette Escadrille aeronautical unit of World War I. 

Work began on February 29, 2016 to resurface the roads at Brittany American Cemetery. Visitor access will be disrupted as work progresses. We ask the public to follow the signs and the directions of the staff for safe access to the Visitor Building, restrooms, chapel/memorial, and plot areas.

Renovations to the Flanders Field American Cemetery Visitor Center will begin April 20, 2016.

Children wave American and Belgian flags as they sing.

During Memorial Day weekend 2016, ABMC sites throughout the world paid tribute to the men and women buried and memorialized overseas.

Navy Yeoman in World War 1

In one of the most iconic American recruiting posters of World War I, a young woman drawn by the famous artist Howard Chandler Christy posed in a man’s Navy uniform under the caption: “Gee!!

Rows of marble headstones dot the rolling landscape at Florence American Cemetery.

A major repaving project is underway at Florence American Cemetery. Beginning January 18th 2016, the South side gate to the cemetery will be closed. Cemetery visitors will be required to use the North side gate as the primary entrance during this time.

ABMC has determined that the Commission has sufficient prior year funds to continue operating in the event of a U.S. Government shutdown this week.