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Lafayette Escadrille Memorial and Cemetery

The Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery will exceptionally be closed on March 15, 2024, from 11 a.m. until the end of day.

Gold Star Mother at her son's grave in France

 The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) commemorates this Women’s History Month by celebrating all women who have contributed to the war efforts and have served their country in countless ways. 

Chief Diversity Officer Priscilla Rayson

Successful organizations understand the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) and are not afraid to hire people who look different, think different, or have different beliefs.

Pointe du Hoc Memorial ©ABMC/Warrick Page

Visitors who plan to visit the Pointe Du Hoc Ranger Monument should be advised of the following updates:

Visitor access to the grounds has also been limited due to noticeable degradation of the site caused by foot traffic.

The Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument will exceptionally be closed on Feb. 22, 2024, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Access to the monument will be blocked during this time frame for security reasons.

Normandy American Cemetery video

The Normandy American Cemetery will be closed to the public on June 5, 2024, for operational reasons. Only staff and official personnel will be able to access the cemetery.

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery seen from above. Credits: American Battle Monuments Commission.
As part of Black History Month, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) is proud to share the story of Cpl. Bernard T. Woodland, commemorated at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium.

The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) commemorated the 80th anniversary of Operation Shingle at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Nettuno, Italy, today to honor the service and sacrifice of the U.S. Armed Forces and their Allies during World War II.