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Ceremony participants stand in front of the Wall of the Missing.

Pfc. Cecil Harris of Company D, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division went missing on January 2, 1945 in northeastern France during Operation Nordwind. On that day, elements of his unit had been tasked with the mission of holding a defensive position near Dambach, France.

Dalessandro raises right hand for swearing in by Cleland.

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. As a retired Army officer, former chief of the U.S.

U.S. artillerymen fire 75mm gun toward Montsec from a position near Beaumont on September 12, 1918.

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.”

WWII veterans salute during the ceremony.

Ten weeks after the Normandy landings in northern France, Operation Dragoon, the amphibious invasion of southern France, marked a critical victory for the

Panamanian President lays a wreath.

Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela visited Corozal American Cemetery on August 15th, the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal.

Often overshadowed by the Normandy Landings, the U.S. Seventh Army’s amphibious invasion of southern France on August 15, 1944 and the ensuing operations were nonetheless critical to the Allied victory in the European theater of World War II.

ABMC Commissioners prepare to cut the ribbon outside the new visitor center.

To help honor the nearly 9,000 members of the U.S. armed forces buried or memorialized at Cambridge American Cemetery in England, a new visitor center was dedicated on May 26, 2014. 

Panels in the new visitor center tell individual stories of sacrifice.

To help honor the nearly 11,000 members of the U.S. armed forces buried or memorialized at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Italy, a new visitor center was dedicated on May 26, 2014.