News & Events

A Marine Color Guard marches out at the end of the ceremony.
October 5, 2017
On Veterans Day, November 11, 2017 ABMC sites throughout the world will host ceremonies. At all sites attendance is free and open to the public.

Latest News

Three people sit at table with large firearms on table in front.
September 26, 2017 Watch “Firearms of the Great War (link is external),” a recent Facebook live chat with two ABMC historians. Watch as Mike Knapp and Alec Bennett talk with Sarah Herrmann  about two iconic weapons used during World War I by American forces—the Springfield and the Chauchat, often pronounced by Americans as "Show Show."
Columns and inlaid stars outside the memorial building at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery.
September 19, 2017 In World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, millions of Americans served far from home. In the various conflicts, service members fought in the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific.
Gwaltney stands in front of Chateau-Thierry Monument during filming.
September 14, 2017 World War I ended nearly 100 years ago. To help tell this piece of American history, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) has been welcoming television and film production crews to its cemeteries and memorials overseas in recent months.

Upcoming Events

Lit candles can be seen on top of the headstone.
November 11, 2017 Come to Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Four large floral wreaths rest on stands after the ceremony.
November 11, 2017 Corozal American Cemetery in Panama will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Attendance is free and open to the public.
Two men carry a large floral wreath towards the wreath stand.
November 11, 2017 Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery will host a Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Past Events

Historic photo shows soldier preparing wooden crosses.
October 17, 2017 After World War II, nations built cemeteries to bury their war dead. Every country approached this differently.
Attendees sit during the annual liberation concert.
September 17, 2017 Netherlands American Cemetery will host the South Netherlands Philharmonic on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 3 p.m. for the annual liberation concert. Attendance is free and open to the public.
Historic photo shows man with rifle in hand.
August 17, 2017 Join us on Thursday, August 17 at 1 p.m.