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Secretary Matz, Ambassador Gidwitz, Ambassador Evans, and Deputy Secretary Dalessandro.
January 24, 2019
In December 1944, the German Army launched its last major offensive of World War II—often referred to as the Battle of the Bulge. Approximately 19,000 Americans died during the counteroffensive. The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) will...

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The exterior of the Normandy Visitor Center.
January 23, 2019 The Normandy Visitor Center will be closed to the public beginning February 4, 2019 due to a total renovation of the exhibit space. It’s anticipated the visitor center will re-open in early May 2019.
Ambassador Rubinstein shakes hands with staff.
January 18, 2019 U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia Daniel Rubinstein departed his post this week in preparation for retirement. But before leaving the country, he insisted that his final stop be North Africa American Cemetery.
Men and women in the official party stand during the ceremony.
January 17, 2019 During Memorial Day weekend 2019, ABMC sites throughout the world will pay tribute to the men and women honored overseas.

Upcoming Events

Participants during the 2012 Memorial Day ceremony at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery.
May 24, 2019 Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Nettuno, Italy, will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Friday May 24, 2019 at 5:00 p.m (local time).
Attendees sit in chairs during the ceremony.
May 25, 2019 Luxembourg American Cemetery will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
A large crowd sits during the ceremony as they listen to remarks.
May 25, 2019 Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Attendance is free an open to the public.

Past Events

Multiple wreaths were laid during the ceremony.
January 22, 2019 Sicily-Rome American Cemetery hosted a series of commemorative events on January 22, 2019, beginning with a ceremony in the morning. to mark the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings at Anzio and Nettuno.
Rows of marble headstones dot the landscape with the English Channel in the background.
December 1, 2018 to December 4, 2018 On December 1, 2018 Normandy American Cemetery will welcome volunteers from Wreaths Across America to lay more than 9,000 wreaths in the cemetery.
Alexandra Bonnyman places a bronze rosette next to her father's name.
November 19, 2018 ABMC hosted a ceremony at ABMC’s Honolulu Memorial to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Tarawa and to rededicate the memorial, which recently underwent a significant restoration project.