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Headstones at Lorraine American Cemetery

In keeping with guidance from local authorities, all ABMC cemeteries in France are now fully open.

Brookwood American Cemetery video

In keeping with guidance from local authorities, Brookwood and Cambridge American Cemeteries fully reopened on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Memorial Day 2021

Press release

ARLINGTON, Va. (May. 18, 2021) – Memorial Day ceremonies at all American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) sites will be closed to the general public in order to ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors.

Unknown Soldier at Epinal American Cemetery

Shortly after the close of the war, Congress passed a bill providing for the entombment of a World War II unknown to join that of unknown from World War I on the Amphitheater plaza at Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial Day flag image

The American Battle Monuments Commission will honor the fallen this Memorial Day, but due to host-nation COVID-19 guidance and out of an abundance of caution, all ceremonies will be closed to the public.

ABMC Sites in the World (Infographic 2021)
Download this infographic to see where ABMC sites are located throughout the world.