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Angel Matos side_by_side demo of his ABMC-branded mask

Though precautionary measures surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in some challenges for AB

American Battle Monuments Commission's seal

In order to fulfill our commemorative mission, and in keeping with current precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all Memorial Day ceremonies will be closed to the public.

American Battle Monuments Commission's seal

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors per U.S. and host-nation guidelines, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) has cancelled all public Memorial Day ceremonies at our 26 cemeteries around the world.

American Flag at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, France

While ABMC sites are closed to the public, ABMC cemetery superintendents keep making sure that the resting places of our fallen service members are well taken care of. The have taken over the mowers, and keep raising and lowering our colors every single day.

Carol LaBounty at her father's grave at Normandy American Cemetery

The Month of the Military Child, observed in April, celebrates the past and present bravery and sacrifice of U.S. service members’ children on the home front.

Florence American Cemetery is illuminated with Italian colors

There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of many individuals around the world.

American Battle Monuments Commission's seal

To support the health and well-being of our staff and visitors, all non-Memorial Day events at ABMC sites will be canceled until further notice. This decision is based on official guidance from health and government authorities in the countries where we operate.

Luxembourg Entrance

Effective immediately and in keeping with U.S. and local authority guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Luxembourg American Cemetery is closed until further notice.

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