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An American and French flag are at the base of every headstone.
May 29, 2016 Lorrraine American Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.   Master of Ceremonies Lilian Pfluke, AOMDA Presentation of Colors 16 SUST BDE
Rows of headstones with American and Italian flags cover the landscape in front of the memorial building.
May 29, 2016 Sicily-Rome American Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 11 am.  
Attendees sit around the reflecting pool, with the American and French flag at half mast in the background.
May 29, 2016 Normandy American Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 10.30 am.
Members of the crowd stand during the ceremony.
May 29, 2016 Epinal American Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.  
A floral wreath from the American Battle Monuments Commission rests on a stand.
May 29, 2016 Local citizens, members of veterans' organizations and military officials gathered to honor the fallen at Rhone American Cemetery over Memorial Day weekend. Due to torrential rain, lighting and thunder, and high winds, the ceremony was held in the...
A Marine plays the trumpet during the ceremony.
May 29, 2016 Aisne-Marne American Cemetery hosted its Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday May 29, 2016 at 9:45am.  
Members of the American and Philippine military stand with flags and weapons outside the chapel building.
May 29, 2016 Manila American Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.  
Members of the crowd stand during the ceremony.
May 28, 2016 Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Members of the Air Force stand in front of the Wall of the Missing.
May 28, 2016 Luxembourg American Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.  
A large crowd of people stand in front of the chapel during the ceremony.
May 28, 2016 Ardennes American Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Men hold floral wreaths in preparation for wreath laying.
May 22, 2016 Saint-Mihiel American Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Attendance was free and open to the public.
Members of the official party lay floral wreaths during the ceremony.
May 22, 2016 Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Attendance was free and open to the public.
Headstones decorated with flowers and photos.
May 1, 2016 to May 5, 2016 Netherlands American Cemetery  hosted the Faces of Margraten from May 1-5, 2016. The Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven (Foundation United Adopters American War Graves) worked to create a unique tribute to the men and women...
Attendees sit in an ornate room during John Wessel's speech
April 9, 2016 Deputy Secretary for Overseas Operations John Wessels delivered remarks during the VFW in Paris' annual gala.
Bronze statue of two brothers in arms is located at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery.
January 22, 2016 Sicily-Rome American Cemetery will hosts its annual ceremony to commemorate Operation Shingle, codename for the Allied landings at Anzio and Nettuno, on Monday, January 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Antonio Taurelli, a local Italian man who fought as a...
A U.S. Air Force Honor Guard marches during the ceremony.
December 16, 2015 Luxembourg American Cemetery will host a ceremony on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. Attendance is free and open to the public. *The ceremony start time will be confirmed closer to the date of...
Rows of headstones located at Epinal American Cemetery.
December 13, 2015 Epinal American Cemetery will host Holiday Lights on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Organized by the U.S. Memory Grand Est France, a local group that manages the headstone adoption program at the cemetery, participants will place candles at...
The entrance gate to Mexico City National Cemetery.
November 11, 2015 Mexico City National Cemetery hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  
Four large floral wreaths rest on stands after the ceremony.
November 11, 2015 Corozal American Cemetery hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Cemetery staff walk up stairs towards the monument with flowers in hand.
November 11, 2015 Organized by the town of Chateau-Thierry, an Armistice Day Ceremony was be held at Chateau-Thierry American Monument on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.  
Members of the military along with two students stand next to floral wreaths.
November 11, 2015 Florence American Cemetery hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Members of the U.S. Air Force 731st Munitions Squadron from Camp Darby in Pisa, Italy provided support for the ceremony, and students from Harding...
Men salute after laying wreaths in the chapel.
November 11, 2015 Lorraine American Cemetery host a Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., organized by the American Legion Department of France.
Four large floral wreaths are laid by members of the official party during the ceremony.
November 11, 2015 St. Mihiel American Cemetery hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
The Honor Guard posts the colors while members of the American military salute.
November 11, 2015 Luxembourg American Cemetery hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Ceremony participants included:
JROTC participants stand in uniform with flags
November 11, 2015 Netherlands American Cemetery hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Participants from AFNorth International school and Air Force Junior ROTC participated in the ceremony.
Members of the official party pause after laying their floral wreaths.
November 11, 2015 Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery hosted a portion of a Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony was sponsored by the Mayors and Municipal Counsels of Montfaucon d’Argonne and Romagne-sous-Montfaucon.
Members of the American Legion Riders stand with their hands over their hearts during the ceremony.
November 11, 2015 Flanders Field American Cemetery hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Participants march into the cemetery for the ceremony.
November 11, 2015 Oise-Aisne American Cemetery hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2015 at 10:15 a.m.  
Two men stand with a box filled with flowers, ready to place them at gravesites.
November 11, 2015 Epinal American Cemetery hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. During the course of the day local citizens visited the cemetery to bring flowers to their adopted gravesites.
Members of the Marines post the colors during the ceremony.
November 11, 2015 North Africa American Cemetery hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Ceremony participants stand next to the floral wreaths they laid.
November 11, 2015 Clark Veterans Cemetery hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Ambassador Goldberg and Gen. Iriberri lay wreaths during the ceremony.
November 11, 2015 Manila American Cemetery held its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Organized by the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Veterans Affairs Manila, more than 1,000 attendees gathered at the cemetery for the ceremony.  
The mayor lays flowers in the chapel at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery.
November 11, 2015 The Mayor of Belleau laid a wreath in the chapel at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery on behalf of the village of Belleau on November 11, 2015. Image courtesy of Micheline Atkinson.
Six members of the Coast Guard stand at Elaman's headstone.
November 11, 2015 Ardennes American Cemetery hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2105. Organized by the U.S. Coast Guard Detachment in the Netherlands, Lt. Cmdr. Jen Runion delivered remarks during the ceremony, which also including a wreath...
Flag bearers flank the wreath as town officials present it during the ceremony.
November 11, 2015 The town of St. James organized a Veterans Day/Armistice Day ceremony at Brittany American Cemetery. Mayor of St. James Nathalie Panassié laid a wreath for the town.
Men and women in motorcycle gear stand behind large floral wreaths after the ceremony.
November 11, 2015 Members of the Harley Owners Group (HOG) from Naples visited Sicily-Rome American Cemetery on November 11 to participate in the Veterans Day Ceremony. The members, who are active duty service personnel, read the Presidential Veterans Day...
The flag bearers stand with the mayor and two other officials after the flowers have been laid.
November 11, 2015 Local citizens and officials gathered at Somme American Cemetery to participate in the 2015 Veterans Day Ceremony.
November 8, 2015 Brookwood American Cemetery hosted a Veterans Day Ceremony on November 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
The exterior of the chapel at Ardennes American Cemetery.
September 17, 2015 Ardennes American Cemetery hosted its annual grave adoption ceremony on September 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
Headstones in front of the memorial building at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery.
September 17, 2015 Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery hosted its annual grave adoption ceremony on September 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Attendees sit during the annual liberation concert.
September 13, 2015 The South Netherlands Philharmonic performed at Netherlands American Cemetery on September 13, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. for their annual concert marking the liberation of the area. To learn more about this annual event, visit...
A man and a woman lay a floral wreath during the ceremony.
August 16, 2015 Luxembourg American Cemetery hosted a Keep the Spirit Alive ’45 ceremony on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The U.S. Veterans Friends of Luxembourg (VFOL), along with a representative from the U.S. embassy, laid a wreath during the ceremony....
The mayor and a child lay flowers in the plot area.
July 31, 2015 Brittany American Cemetery hosted the Avranches Liberation Ceremony on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. David Nicolas, mayor of Avranches, along with his family and members of the municipal counsel came to the cemetery to honor our fallen. During...
Attendees stand in the central mall, near the reflecting pool during the ceremony.
July 4, 2015 Cambridge American Cemetery hosted the 7th Annual Allied Memorial Bike Ride (AAMBR) on July 4th. With more than 500 bikers taking part in the event, they paid tribute to our fallen by laying wreaths. The event, organized by the Royal British Legion...
A man delivers remarks during the ceremony.
June 6, 2015 Epinal American Cemetery hosted a ceremony to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6, 2015. Nearly 200 locals attended this ceremony, including a French couple, who were both veterans of Normandy. The woman fought with the...
Thousands of people stand during the ceremony to get a glimpse of the event.
May 31, 2015 Aisne-Marne American Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 31, 2015.
A Marine Color Guard retires the colors during the ceremony.
May 31, 2015 Oise-Aisne American Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday, May 31, 2015.  
Wreath layers stand next to the floral wreaths during the ceremony.
May 30, 2015 Clark Veterans Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
A marine and a sailor salute next to a floral wreath.
May 25, 2015 Corozal American Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.  
Members of the Air Force carry floral wreaths during the ceremony.
May 25, 2015 Cambridge American Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

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