More than a half million Americans gave their life during World War I and World War II. They died fighting to protect freedom and democracy around the world. Hear family members remember those they lost, who are buried overseas in North Africa American Cemetery.
On November 11, 1918 an armistice was signed between the Germans and the Allies, ending World War I.
The Sommepy American Monument Dedication is one of thirteen segments featured in the "American Honors Her Heroes" film. The film is the Official Record of the Dedication Ceremonies in 1937 at the American World War Memorials and Cemeteries in Europe.
ABMC Secretary Max Cleland remembers the sacrifice of our fallen this Memorial Day weekend.
Established by Congress in 1923, ABMC manages 26 overseas military cemeteries, and 29 memorials, monuments, and markers.