American Battle Monuments Commission

The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), established by the Congress in 1923, is an agency of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.

The Commission-guardian of America’s overseas commemorative cemeteries and memorials-honors the service, achievements and sacrifice of United States Armed Forces.

The Commission’s commemorative mission includes:

  • Designing, constructing, operating and maintaining permanent American cemeteries in foreign countries.
  • Establishing and maintaining U.S. military memorials, monuments and markers where American armed forces have served overseas since April 6, 1917, and within the U.S. when directed by public law.
  • Controlling the design and construction of permanent U.S. military monuments and markers by other U.S. citizens and organizations, both public and private, and encouraging their maintenance.

Sicily Rome American Cemetery
(+39) 069 880 284

Florence American Cemetery
(+39) 055 202 00 20

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