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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.
A large fountain is in front of the memorial cemetery building.
January 8, 2018 The Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery is temporarily closed as of January 8, 2018 due to downed trees in the area. The site will be reopened as soon as it is determined safe for visitors.
Photos on stands are next to the marble headstones.
January 8, 2018 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.
Rows of marble headstones dot the landscape with the English Channel in the background.
December 27, 2017 Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe-du-Hoc are closed until further notice due to a winter storm.  Please check back for updates. 
Front Gate to Brittany American Cemetery
December 27, 2017 Brittany American Cemetery Closed until further notice due to a winter storm that is impacting the region.  Please check back for updates.

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