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Gen. John J. Pershing salutes during the playing of the national anthem during the Memorial Day 1937 Ceremony at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.
Lt. Frank Luke, Jr., standing by the destroyed German plane which he had just brought down. Lt. Luke flew a Spad No. 26. The destroyed German plane was a biplane near Verdun, France. Image courtesy of the National Archives.
Just outside the entrance to Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery the French countryside includes fields with poppies.
The inside of the visitor center at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery mimics the look of the original visitor center from the 1920s.


The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) was established by Congress in 1923 as an independent federal agency to oversee its sacred mission in perpetuity.
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.
More than a half million Americans gave their life during World War I and World War II. They died fighting to protect freedom and democracy around the world. Hear family members remember those they lost, who are buried overseas in North Africa American Cemetery.
Never Forgotten follows the story of Sergeant Paul Maynard, a doughboy from Connecticut. Among the first to volunteer for the Army, Paul survived some of the most brutal fighting American forces endured, including the Battle of Belleau Wood, the Saint-Mihiel Campaign, and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.

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