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2019 Memorial Day ceremony at Manila American Cemetery, France. ©U.S. Embassy Manila

During Memorial Day weekend, ABMC sites throughout the world will pay tribute to the more than 200,000 men and women honored overseas.
Select a link below to see details for each ceremony. 

Maj. Miller is memorialized at Cambridge American Cemetery

In recognition of Jazz Appreciation Month (April), the American Battle Monuments Commission honors Major Alton Glenn Miller, memorialized on the Wall of the Missing in the Cambridge Americ

Headstones at Netherlands American Cemetery

In keeping with guidance from local authorities, Netherlands American Cemetery is now fully open.

To help ensure the safety of all, visitors are asked to wear masks, respect social distancing and follow guidance from cemetery personnel.

Rows of marble headstones dot the rolling landscape at Florence American Cemetery.

In keeping with guidance from local authorities, Florence and Sicily-Rome American Cemeteries in Italy are now fully open.

Inez Ann Murphy Crittenden at Suresnes American Cemetery

Inez Crittenden was an American communications volunteer, also known as an “Hello Girl.” Inez Ann Murphy Crittenden was born in September 1887, and raised in a bi-lingual (French and English) household.

Emily Harper Rea

Emily Harper Rea joined the American Red Cross (ARC) in 1943. The ARC provided recreational services to servicemen in different theatres of operations.

Dorothy J. Burdge was a schoolteacher before going overseas as an American Red Cross worker. She was sent overseas by the ARC in Sept.

ABMC honors those women who have served

During World War I, the official service of women on the warfront rapidly developed at an unprecedented scale. American women served overseas as nurses, communication technicians, social workers and volunteers, providing critical skills and care for the American Expeditionary Forces.