CANCELLED: Memorial Day Ceremony for Staff Sgt. Gerald Sorensen and Roger Abeels

25 May
Sorensen Ceremony
Monday, May 25, 2020 - 10:00 to 10:30Timezone: Europe/Brussels
Old Community Cemetery of Ganshoren
1083, Ganshoren, Belgium

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 Gerald E. Sorensen and Roger Abeels 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 their graves 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 ceremony commemorate USAAF Staff Sergeant Gerald E. Sorensen who died side-by-side with his Belgian "brother" Roger Abeels while fighting with the Belgian Resistance in WWII.


Monday, May 25, 2020 - 10:00 to 10:30