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Dalessandro and Matz face each other with a hand raised as the oath is recited.
January 9, 2018 Deputy Secretary Robert J. Dalessandro swore in retired Maj. Gen. William M. Matz, Jr., as the new secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission on January 9, 2018. Appointed by President Donald J.
Photos on stands are next to the marble headstones.
January 8, 2018 In what has become a tradition, Netherlands American Cemetery will host The Faces of Margraten May 2-6, 2018. Organized by the Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven (SVAAO), The Faces of Margraten works to bring a face to every person honored at Netherlands American Cemetery.
Attendees sit during the ceremony.
January 7, 2018 During Memorial Day weekend 2018, ABMC sites throughout the world will pay tribute to the men and women buried and memorialized overseas.
Red poppies dot a field outside the entrance to the cemetery.
January 5, 2018 Driving through northern France today, it’s hard to imagine the brutal fighting that occurred 100 years ago. The pock-marked ground, barren landscape and trenches of World War I are now softened and hidden by time.
Woman and man stand next to each other behind a Star of David headstone.
January 4, 2018 As a 12-year-old girl Marie-Thérèse Huppertz lived in the small Belgian village of Pepinster. In winter 1944, American soldiers arrived in her village needing places to stay.
Members of the military fold a large American flag on the steps of the Honolulu Memorial, Veterans Day 2011.
January 3, 2018 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.
A double colonnade and terrace constitute the Chateau-Thierry American Monument.
December 21, 2017 Renovations to the Chateau Thierry Monument are ongoing. As of December 21, 2017 nearly all of the renovation work is now restricted to the inside of the building. The outside of the monument and the parking lot are accessible.
Historic WWI poster shows men with horse and wagon.
December 13, 2017 When World War I began in 1914 armies still relied primarily on horses for transportation. War required hundreds of thousands of horses and mules to pull and pack artillery, supplies, cavalry, communications, medical, and engineering services.
Rows of marble headstones dot the landscape with the English Channel in the background.
December 12, 2017 Due to dangerous weather conditions along the Normandy coast, Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc were closed December 11th and 12th, 2017.