Cemetery Alert

Renovation work begins at Kemmel American Monument

Renovation work on the Kemmel American Monument near Ieper (Ypres), Belgium, has started and is anticipated to last until early January 2020. Access to the platform of the Monument will be restricted until completion of the renovations.

For any questions, please contact Flanders Field American Cemetery staff, who manages the monument.

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.

Press contact: Astrid Gaudefroy gaudefroya@ambc.gov / +33(0)6 07 59 85 14