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