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Suresnes American Cemetery and Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery to host exhibitions for the European Heritage Days 2022

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ARLINGTON, Va. (Sept. 8, 2022) — The weekend of Sept. 17, 2022, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) Suresnes American Cemetery (SUAC) and Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery (LEMC), located near Paris, will participate in the new edition of the European Heritage Days dedicated to highlighting the cultural heritage and ensuring the European citizens are aware of its richness. This year’s theme is “sustainable heritage.”

At SUAC, an exhibition called Faces of Suresnes will take place from Sept. 17 22. Over 1,000 photographs of the service members will be displayed next to their headstones at the cemetery and inside the chapel in front of the Walls of the Missing, honoring the men and women who lost their lives and rest forever at SUAC. Reservation are not needed, however, guided tours are available upon request by contacting suresnes@abmc.gov.

At LEMC, from Sept.17 to Sept. 24, the “First World War Aces” exhibition will be displayed in the crypt for visitors to learn more about the American aviators who fought during the Great War. The exhibit was developed in partnership with ONACVG (https://www.onac-vg.fr/). This event pays tribute to the aviators of the Great War. Educational and chronological, the exhibition recalls, through a few panels, the major stages of the development of aviation and the dazzling progress made in this industrial sector during the war. No reservations needed.

“Suresnes American Cemetery and Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery wanted a way to bring to life the memory of these Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War I and World War II – to put a face to the name and to explain some historical facts,” said Keith Stadler, SUAC and LEMC superintendent. “Educating our audience about what happened to those servicemen and women enables ABMC to carry on Gen. John J. Pershing’s promise that ’time will not dim the glory of their deeds.’ They are still remembered.”

For more information or if there are further questions, please contact:

Pour davantage d’informations ou pour toute question, veuillez contacter :

Hélène Chaulin                                         Ashleigh Byrnes                         

Cell: +33 (0)6 38 13 56 25                         Cell : +00 1 (703) 584 1564

Email: chaulinh@abmc.gov                       Email: byrnesa@abmc.gov

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About American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC):

The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) operates and maintains 26 cemeteries and 32 federal memorials, monuments, and commemorative plaques in 17 countries throughout the world, including the United States. The four memorials in the United States are: the World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C.; the Honolulu memorial located within the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii; the West Coast Memorial located within the Presidio National Park in San Francisco, Calif; and the East Coast Memorial located within Battery City Park in New York, N.Y. Since March 4, 1923, ABMC’s sacred mission remains to honor the service, achievements, and sacrifice of more than 200,000 U.S. service members buried and memorialized at our sites. For more information about ABMC, visit abmc.gov.

About Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery:

Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery | American Battle Monuments Commission (abmc.gov)

About Suresnes American Cemetery: 
https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/suresnes-american-cemetery