D-Day 80: WWII Veteran Carver McGriff recounts his experience of Normandy

"They were willing to stand up and go out and not all of them came back."

Carver McGriff stormed Utah Beach on D-Day +1.

Since that day, he has returned to Normandy multiple times to honor the men he served alongside who did not make it home.

This week, Carver and fellow WWII veterans returned to the Normandy American Cemetery to recognize the 80 years that have passed since June 6, 1944.

D-Day 80: Remember Them

The date was June 6, 1944.

On June 6, 2024, we commemorated the 80th anniversary of D-Day. May we remember the fallen and honor the legacy of those who changed the course of history.

Unknown U.S. WWI Soldier Burial Ceremony at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, France

On June 7, 2023, ABMC will inter the remains of an unknown WWI soldier at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery in France, one of ABMC’s eight WWI cemeteries located overseas.

The full honors military burial follows a year-long process to exhume remains and artifacts, and to identify the soldier’s nationality in order to provide a final resting place.

This is the first burial of an unknown from WWI since 1988, and the first burial at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery since it was dedicated in 1937.

Valor and Sacrifice: World War 2 film displayed at Netherlands American Cemetery

Shown in the visitor center at Netherlands American Cemetery, this 15-minute film gives powerful insight into the true cost of war in Europe during World War II, through both historic and modern-day imagery as well as recollections from letters by service members and family members.

Valor and Sacrifice, touches on the intensity and hardship of the fighting in some of the most crucial battles of World War II: Operation Market-Garden, the Hürtgen Forest, the Battle of the Bulge.

Rediscover ABMC Cemeteries and Memorials

The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) was created in 1923 to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the U.S. Armed Forces.

More than 200,000 American fallen and Missing in Action (MIA) are interred and honored at our cemeteries and memorials.

ABMC is proud to bring you a series of brand-new videos that highlight the beauty, sanctity and serenity of our sites.

Whether you have visited an ABMC cemetery or want to, we hope you will enjoy this introduction to our cemeteries and how the fallen are honored every day.

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.