CANCELLED: Memorial Day Ceremony for Lt. Charles Goffin
In order to do our part to protect public health and safety in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s Memorial Day ceremony for Charles Goffin is cancelled. However, the AOMDA Foundation is determined to fulfill our mission of commemorating America’s war dead in Belgium despite the pandemic. Therefore, AOMDA Foundation will ensure that the grave of Goffin will be visited and decorated with flowers and the flags of the United States of America and the Kingdom of Belgium during the Memorial Day period this year as is our tradition. There will also be a digital commemoration of all of the soldiers and airmen who are buried in Belgium, with more details to be announced in the weeks leading up to Memorial Day.
This Memorial Day ceremony commemorates First Lieutenant Charles Goffin of the 14th Photo Squadron, 7th Reconnaissance Group who died during Operation Market Garden in World War II. Lt. Goffin is the only person to have served during the war as a pilot in both the United States Army Air Forces and the Belgian Air Force.