They died for Freedom
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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 in Belgium. Help us to honor their memory and to pass the value of freedom to each new generation
Every serviceman 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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26 Apr 2017

April 6, 2017 (Waregem, Belgium). To mark the Centenary of the United States’ entry into the First World War, a moving sunset ceremony was held at the Flanders Field American Cemetery in Waregem. Organized by the...