East Coast and West Coast Memorials

Memorials overlooking the water in both New York City and San Francisco honor World War II service members who lost their lives at sea.

The East Coast Memorial in New York City’s Battery Park, on the southern tip of Manhattan, lists the names of 4,611 service members who died during the war in the Atlantic Ocean. About 3,000 miles away, the West Coast Memorial honors all the service members who died in American coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean during World War II.

Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery

The Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery commemorates the birthplace of American combat aviation, and serves as a symbol of the Franco-American comradeship during World War I.
This site honors the American volunteer pilots who flew with French squadrons during the Great War, and is the final resting place for some of America’s first combat aviators and their French Officers. 

Clark Veterans Cemetery

Clark Veterans Cemetery is located about 50 miles north of Manila, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.
It is one of only two American Battle Monuments Commission cemeteries open to new burials.
More than 8,800 servicemembers and their family members rest here – Americans and Filipinos side by side.

Honolulu Memorial

The Honolulu Memorial is located within the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, also known by many as the Punchbowl, in Hawaii. The names of nearly 29,000 service members are recorded on a total of eight panels within the Courts of the Missing a that sits atop the cemetery. The memorial was established by ABMC to honor the sacrifices and achievements of American armed forces in the Pacific during World War II and the Korean War. The memorial grew in 1980 to include the missing of the Vietnam War.