News and Events–Stateside and Over There: #CountdowntoVeteransDay, 2016 and Veterans Day Ceremonies at ABMC Cemeteries




Just a reminder to join with the World War I Centennial Commission to make Veterans Day 2016 a “day-on” rather than a “day-off.”  The commission encourages citizens to volunteer with a veterans organization or to attend a commemoration ceremony.  A list of volunteer opportunities can be found at this link:



The Webmaster will be in France and will attend on of the ABMC Veterans Day Ceremonies in France  Dates and times for the ceremonies are shown below:

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, 11 November, 10:00am

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, 11 November, 10:15am

St. Mihiel American Cemetery, 11 November, 11;00am

As per Volume 1 Issue 4 of the ABMC News Update dated 12 October, 2016:  “Ceremonies are still being confirmed for some ABMC sites.  Visit for the most up-to-date event information.

Also:  People planning to attend are advised to arrive earlier, just in case there are parking / access restrictions.  On a 2007 tour that included the Memorial Day Celebration at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, the bus had to be there at least an hour early.