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Ceremony participants prepare to lay a floral wreath during the ceremony.
November 11, 2013 The Veterans Day Ceremony at Epinal American Cemetery in France included a wreath-laying, and the playing of "Taps."
A fountain fills the foreground and rows of headstones are seen in the background.
November 11, 2013 The Veterans Day Ceremony at North Africa American Cemetery in Tunisia included playing of the national anthems, guest remarks, an invocation, a wreath-laying, and more.
November 11, 2013 Ceremony events included playing the national anthems, laying wreaths and the playing of "Taps."
Participants salute in the chapel in front of a mosaic wall during the 2012 Veterans Day ceremony at Rhone American Cemetery.
November 11, 2013 The Veterans Day Ceremony at Rhone American Cemetery included a wreath-laying, and guest remarks.
Members of the military carry floral wreaths.
November 11, 2013 The Veterans Day Ceremony at Manila American Cemetery included the posting of colors, the playing of the national anthems, and more.
A pathway lined by low bushes and trees leads to the chapel at Brittany American Cemetery.
June 8, 2013 To mark the 69th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy, Brittany American Cemetery hosted a ceremony that included a wreath-laying and guest speakers.
The D-Day landing on June 6, 1944.
June 6, 2013 A short ceremony, planned in conjunction with the D-Day Landing Committee, commemorated the 69th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.
The entrance gate to Mexico City National Cemetery.
May 27, 2013 During Memorial Day weekend ABMC sites throughout the world paid tribute to the more than 218,000 individuals commemorated at these overseas cemeteries. With events in France, England, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg, the Philippines,...
Attendees salute wreaths during the 2012 Memorial Day ceremony at Corozal American Cemetery.
May 27, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Corozal American Cemetery in Panama honored the more than 5,000 buried there.
Flags at headstones at North Africa American Cemetery for Memorial Day 2012.
May 27, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at North Africa American Cemetery in Tunisia honored the sacrifices of the more than 6,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.
Wreath-laying during the 2012 Memorial Day ceremony at Cambridge American Cemetery.
May 27, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Cambridge American Cemetery in England honored the sacrifices of the nearly 9,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.    
Participants during the 2012 Memorial Day ceremony at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery.
May 27, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Italy honored the sacrifices of the nearly 11,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.
May 27, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Florence American Cemetery in Italy honored the sacrifices of the nearly 6,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.
Students place flags at headstones at Brittany American Cemetery in France.
May 26, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Brittany American Cemetery in France honored the sacrifices of the nearly 5,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.
Members of the military participate in the 2012 Memorial Day ceremony at St. Mihiel American Cemetery.
May 26, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at St. Mihiel American Cemetery in France honored the sacrifices of the more than 4,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.
Memorial Day 2012 activities at Brookwood American Cemetery in England.
May 26, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Brookwood American Cemetery in England honored the sacrifices of the more than 1,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.
A man speaks from a podium during the 2012 Memorial Day ceremony at Netherlands American Cemetery.
May 26, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Netherlands American Cemetery honored the sacrifices of the more than 9,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site. Ceremony highlights included: Performances by U.S. and Netherlands military...
Attendees at the 2012 Memorial Day 2012 ceremony at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery.
May 26, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery in France honored the sacrifices of the more than 6,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.
Participants in the 2012 Memorial Day ceremony at Somme American Cemetery.
May 26, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Somme American Cemetery in France honored the sacrifices of the more than 2,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.
A member of the military plays the bugle while standing among headstones at Epinal American Cemetery.
May 26, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Epinal American Cemetery in France honored the sacrifices of the nearly 6,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.
May 26, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Flanders Field American Cemetery in Belgium honored the sacrifices of the more than 400 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.
A red rose bush is in the foreground, while rows of headstones line the background.
May 26, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Suresnes American Cemetery in France honored the sacrifices of the more than 2,500 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.
Participants in the 2012 Memorial Day ceremony at Lorraine American Cemetery.
May 26, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Lorraine American Cemetery in Belgium honored the sacrifices of the nearly 11,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.
Members of the military participate in the 2012 Memorial Day ceremony at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.
May 26, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France honored the sacrifices of the more than 15,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.
Participants in the 2012 Memorial Day ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery.
May 26, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery in France honored the sacrifices of the nearly 11,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site. Highlights from the ceremony included:
A wreath is presented during the 20912 Memorial Day ceremony at Rhone American Cemetery.
May 26, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Rhone American Cemetery in France honored the sacrifices of the more than 1,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site. Ceremony highlights included:
Attendees at the 2012 Memorial Day Ceremony at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery.
May 26, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France honored the sacrifices of the more than 3,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.
Participants in the 2012 Memorial Day ceremony at Manila American Cemetery.
May 26, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines honored the sacrifices of the more than 50,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.
Attendees salute a wreath during the 2012 Memorial Day ceremony at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery.
May 25, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium honored the sacrifices of the nearly 8,500 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.
Participants in the 2012 Memorial Day ceremony at Luxembourg American Cemetery.
May 25, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Luxembourg American Cemetery  honored the sacrifices of the nearly 5,500 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site. Highlights from the ceremony included:
Members of the military salute during the 2012 Memorial Day ceremony at Ardennes American Cemetery.
May 25, 2013 The 2013 Memorial Day Ceremony at Ardennes American Cemetery in Belgium honored the sacrifices of the nearly 6,000 individuals that are buried or memorialized at this site.
May 5, 2013 Netherlands American Cemetery observed Dodenherdenking, the Dutch version of Memorial Day. Throughout the Netherlands, the remembrance begins with two minutes of silence. At the cemetery this was then be followed by “Taps” and the playing of the...
ABMC Secretary Max Cleland dedicates the new pavilions at the Honolulu Memorial.
November 11, 2012 To honor the sacrifice of the U.S. armed forces missing in action from the Vietnam War, two new pavilions and mosaic maps were dedicated at the Honolulu Memorial.
Members of the military fold a large American flag on the steps of the Honolulu Memorial, Veterans Day 2011.
November 11, 2012 During Veterans Day weekend ABMC sites throughout the world paid tribute to the more than 218,000 individuals commemorated at these overseas cemeteries. With events in France, England, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, the Philippines, Tunisia, and...
Three planes fly over Normandy American Cemetery. Guests can be seen standing around the reflecting pool, while an American and French flag flap in the breeze.
June 6, 2012 On June 6, 2012 Normandy American Cemetery hosted a ceremony to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.
Marines gather around the headstones at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery.
May 28, 2012 During Memorial Day weekend ABMC sites throughout the world paid tribute to the more than 218,000 individuals commemorated at these overseas cemeteries. With events in France, England, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg, the Philippines,...
A woman salutes a headstone with a wreath.
December 10, 2011 ABMC commemorated the sacrifices of our war dead on Saturday, December 10, 2011 with the laying of wreaths as part of the annual Wreaths Across America (WAA) event. Annually WAA, a non-profit organization that honors our veterans, places wreaths on...
Secretary Cleland heads toward wreath laying area at Honolulu Memorial.
November 11, 2011 ABMC Secretary Max Cleland joined more than 500 attendees gathered at the Honolulu Memorial on Veterans Day to honor the sacrifices of U.S. service members.
Service members and families commemorate Veterans Day 2011 at Florence American Cemetery.
November 11, 2011 Service members and families from the U.S. military community in Italy helped commemorate Veterans Day at the Florence American Cemetery.
Four World War II veterans stand in front of the Ranger Monument at Pointe du Hoc.
June 6, 2011 ABMC commemorated the 67th anniversary of this battle on June 6, 2011 with a ceremonial reopening and rededication of the Pointe du Hoc Ranger Memorial.
President Barack Obama, ABMC Secretary Max Cleland, and others greet attendees at Normandy American Cemetery for the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day landings.
June 6, 2009 On June 6, 2009 U.S. President Barack Obama, ABMC Secretary Max Cleland and others marked the 65th anniversary of the allied invasion of Normandy.

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