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ABMC is an agency of the executive branch of the federal government, honoring the service, achievements and sacrifices of the U.S. armed forces abroad since April 6, 1917. ABMC manages and maintains 26 cemeteries and 30 federal memorials, monuments, and commemorative markers throughout the world. The commission also maintains three memorials in the United States.


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75th Anniversary of D-Day at Normandy American Cemetery

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A large group of students stand on the steps of the memorial building to sing.

On January 22, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. there will be a ceremony at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in memory of the service members who died during the Allied landings at Anzio and Nettuno. Events this day also will include the illumination of over 7,800 graves. Events marking 75th anniversaries of World...

The U.S. Air Force will conduct a flyover and the Royal British Legion will lay a wreath at Cambridge American Cemetery (CAAC) on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in honor of the 10 crewmembers of the B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed “Mi Amigo,” who died seventy-five years ago while returning from a combat...

This rendering shows how the new visitor center at Cambridge American Cemetery is expected to look.

To help tell the story of the nearly 9,000 members of the U.S. armed forces buried or memorialized at Cambridge American Cemetery in England, construction of a new visitor center began Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) expects to open the visitor center in late...