ABMC to commemorate Memorial Day despite COVID-19 challenges

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.

While ABMC sites remain closed and all public ceremonies are canceled, to fulfill our sacred mission, ABMC will commemorate Memorial Day virtually with ceremonies that will be available for viewing through the agency’s social media platforms on May 25, 2020.

ABMC is committed to honoring the service, achievements and sacrifices of the U.S. Armed Forces. Our digital and social media efforts, with the support of our Department of Defense partners, will honor the more than 200,000 U.S. service members buried or memorialized at our sites around the world.

On behalf of the fallen, their families and comrades in arms, ABMC continues to work daily under today’s challenging circumstances to fulfill General of the Armies John J. Perishing’s promise that “time will not dim the glory of their deeds.”

For more information about ABMC’s Memorial Day 2020 virtual ceremonies, please monitor and our social media platforms.