The American Battle Monuments Commission is a small independent agency of the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is responsible for:
  • commemorating the services of the American Armed Forces where they have served since April 6, 1917 (the date of U.S. entry into World War I)
  • through the establishment of suitable memorial shrines; designing, constructing, operating and maintaining permanent American military burial grounds in foreign countries;
  • for controlling the design and construction of U.S. military monuments and markers in foreign countries by other U.S. citizens and organizations, both public and private; and
  • encouraging the maintenance of such monuments and markers by their sponsors.
Source: ABMC.gov

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American Battle Monuments Commission
Established by Congress to honor the accomplishments of the American Armed Forces where they have served since World War I. Lists cemeteries, memorials, and war dead in foreign cemeteries; searchable database; event information.
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