They gave their lives for our freedom
Over one-half million members of the United States Armed Forces lost their lives during World Wars I and II. Over 14,000 are buried or memorialized in Belgium. Help us to honor their memory and to pass the value of freedom to each new generation.
Every service member buried in Belgium has a story. While visiting a cemetery, or online wherever you are, use these search fields to learn the story of an individual life lost in the pursuit of freedom. Read personal tributes, become a Sentinel of Memory, discover museums, monuments and more.
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08 Jul 2021
Since 1923, Americans and Belgians have gathered on Memorial Day to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for liberty in World Wars I and II. COVID-19 did not stop us in 2021. Instead of gathering at the...