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North African Fountain

Effective immediately and in keeping with local guidance to support the prevention and spread of COVID-19, North Africa American Cemetery is completely closed to the public until further notice.

In keeping with current precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Manila and Clark American Cemeteries in the Philippines are closed to the public until further notice.   

Florence Pano

Effective immediately, the Florence American Cemetery and Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, both in Italy, are completely closed to the public until further notice. These closures are out of an abundance of caution and are aligned with current prevention measures recommended by local authorities.

Historical image of President Woodrow Wilson and wife laying wreath at temporary cemetery.

It is the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) 97th anniversary today. ABMC was created after World War I on March 4, 1923 as there was a need for federal control over the commemoration of American armed forces overseas.

A member of the French military salutes as he faces the memorial.

Due to high wind advisories, the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud where the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery (LEMC) is located will be closed until at least 1400 local time on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Headstones and American flag, Somme American Cemetery.

Due to a winter storm and to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors, Somme American Cemetery is closed to the public for the rest of today, Thursday, February 27, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience.



A large fountain is in front of the memorial cemetery building.

Due to heavy winds in the area, the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery will remain closed Thursday, February 13.

White headstones in a row at Normandy American Cemetery.

Due to heavy winds in the area, the Normandy American Cemetery will be closed the afternoon of Thursday, February 13.

Change of headstone at Manila American Cemetery

First-of-its-kind ceremony held with participation of US Ambassador to the Philippines Mr. Sung Kim, ABMC leadership and members of the families of the fallen soldiers.