They gave their lives for our freedom
Honor them
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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31 Mar 2022

Since 1923, Americans and Belgians have organized Memorial Day Ceremonies in honor of America’s war dead.  The tradition continued despite the pandemic as the ceremonies were held online in 2020 and 2021.  This year...