Past: Memorial Day 2018 at Florence American Cemetery

May 28, 2018, at 11:00am CEST

Florence American Cemetery in Italy hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Nearly 1,000 attendees gathered at the cemetery for this solemn ceremony. 

Welcoming Remarks Angel M. Matos, Florence American Cemetery Superintendent
National Anthems of Italy and the United States of America
Capt. Michael Basie, Battalion Chaplain, 54th BEB, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team
Umberto Forti, Minister of Religion of the Florence Jewish Community
Laying of Memorial Wreaths
Honors Rendered by Firing Detail
Moment of Silence
Izzeddin Elzir, Imam of the Florence Muslim Community & President of U.C.O.I.I.
Father Cesare Bedogne’, Deacon of Tuscany, Scuola Marescialli e Brigadieri, Florence Carabinieri



Family members of World War II Radioman 2nd Class Julius Pieper gathered at Normandy American Cemetery in France today, 74 years after his...
The remains of a U.S. sailor recently accounted-for from World War II will be interred with full military honors at Normandy American...
Before the United States entered World War I in April 1917, German U-boats sunk more than 880,000 tons of shipping—a wartime peak that...
American military leadership knew that defeating Germany in World War II would require a complex strategy that included devastation of...