Ardennes American Cemetery
The Ardennes American Cemetery is the final resting place of 5,328 individuals who died during World War II. They came from almost every state in the Union as well as from the District of Columbia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and the British West Indies. Among the graves are 11 instances of two brothers buried side-by-side. The graves of 792 of these war dead are marked with crosses that read "Here Rests in Honored Glory A Comrade in Arms Known But To God." The Tablets of the Missing record the names of 463 servicemen whose bodies where never recovered.
During and immediately after the war, the location of the cemetery served as a central identification point where deceased servicemen were brought to establish their identities. Therefore, the cemetery is the final resting place of men who were killed throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. There is even one grave of a soldier who was killed at Guadalcanal in the Pacific. Three-fifths of all the burials are airmen who were shot down in the skies above Europe.
The Kingdom of Belgium provided the site of the Ardennes American Cemetery to the United States of America in perpetuity. The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), an agency of the United States government, administers, operates and maintains this cemetery.