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This short film serves as an orientation to the Great War, the cemetery, and ABMC. Through historic and modern-day imagery, and first-person recollections from letters, a clearer perspective of the true cost of war is presented. The film touches on the fighting in the region by the 27th, 30th, 37th, and 91st Divisions during the war in the Ypres-Lys Offensive. It discusses how family members had to select repatriation to the United States for burial, or permanent interment in an American, overseas cemetery. It covers the Gold Start Mother Pilgrimages that gave women the opportunity to visit their son or husband’s burial location overseas. The film also shows the appreciation and friendship of the Belgians through an annual singing tradition during the Memorial Day ceremony, and a grave site adoption program.