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Historic photo shows headstones with flags and a crowd gathered in the memorial area.
May 23, 2018
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day. While remembrance of America’s war dead took place prior to 1868, it wasn’t until the post-Civil War era that this national commemoration fully emerged. Maj. Gen.  John A. Logan, a former...

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Historic photo shows destroyed town.
May 22, 2018 On May 28, 1918 the American 1st Division led an assault on the town of Cantigny, France, making it the first divisional attack by the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in World War I.
Historic photos shows men in uniform parading down city street.
May 21, 2018 Kentucky provided over 84,000 to serve in the U.S. armed forces during World War I. Of these, 2,418 died.
A toddler carries a white rose, amidst the headstones.
May 14, 2018 Nearly 20,000 visitors came to Netherlands American Cemetery May 2-6, 2018 to walk the cemetery grounds and experience Faces of Margraten.

Upcoming Events

Cantigny American Monument is located in the village.
May 26, 2018 To coincide with Memorial Day weekend, a ceremony at Cantigny Monument in France on May 26, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
Men in uniform salute after the wreath is laid.
May 26, 2018 Ardennes American Cemetery in Belgium will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Attendance is free an open to the public.  
Volunteers place American and French flags in front of every headstone.
May 26, 2018 Come to St. Mihiel American Cemetery in France on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to help place American and French flags at every headstone in preparation for the Memorial Day ceremony.

Past Events

An eagle statue sits on a large marble block at the East Coast Memorial.
May 24, 2018 Come to the East Coast Memorial, located in Battery Park in New York City, for a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. Organized by the United War Veterans Council, this event is an official Fleet Week event.
The sun sets behind the statue.
May 10, 2018 Sicily-Rome American Cemetery will host the University of Michigan Women's Glee Club on May 10, 2018 at 1 p.m. for a a wreath-laying ceremony and remembrance concert near the Brothers in Arms statue. The event is free and open to the public.
Photos on stands are next to the marble headstones.
May 2, 2018 to May 6, 2018 Netherlands American Cemetery will host the Faces of Margraten from May 2-6, 2018 with an opening ceremony on May 2, 2018 at 3 p.m.