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: http://www.countdowntoveteransday.org/.
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 ABMC.gov 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.