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ABMC centennial documentary: "Our Promise"

To mark a hundred years of commemoration, ABMC released a unique 56-minute documentary, "Our Promise: 100 years of the American Battle Monuments Commission."

This year, the American Battle Monuments Commission is celebrating its centennial, having been established on March 4, 1923.  Throughout its history, ABMC has been proud to honor and recognize fallen U.S. service members with Memorial Day events at its cemeteries and memorials.

The D-Day landing on June 6, 1944.

ABMC will honor the 79th Anniversary of D-Day landings through a commemorative ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery, France, June 6, 2023, at 11 a.m., local time.

Victor (left) and Johnny Akimoto (right) at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, 1943. Courtesy of the Akimoto Family Collection.

This month, the American Battle Monuments Commission celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a national observance that honors the perseverance and legacy of Asian and Pacific Americans and their contributions to the nation.

Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery, Brittany, Luxembourg and St. Mihiel American Cemeteries

Seven ABMC cemeteries will participate in the 8th edition of Le Printemps des Cimetières, a French national event dedicated to the discovery of funerary heritage, to happen May 12, 13, 14, 2023. 

Vintage poster of Rhone American Cemetery

The American Battle Monuments Commission unveils original vintage-style works of art for its iconic cemeteries and selected monuments as the agency marks its centenn

Vintage poster of Flanders Field American Cemetery

During Memorial Day weekend, ABMC sites throughout the world will pay tribute to the more than 200,000 men and women honored overseas. All the ceremonies are free to attend and open to the public.  

Select a link below to see details for each ceremony.