Remarks by Ambassador Eisenberg on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, Americans and their families, along with the people of allied countries like Italy, join at the final resting places of the men and women who gave their lives during wartime. This year, we pay our tribute in a different way, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we may be physically apart, but ...
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Memorial Day at Sicily-Nettuno Cemetery, by Chargé Kelly Degnan

Welcome to today’s ceremony and thank you for honoring the service members here who rest in peace.  I am deeply humbled to be standing with you this evening as we pay tribute to these brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom.I would like to thank cemetery Superintendent Melanie Reston ...
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Memorial Day Commemoration, Nettuno 2018

Welcome to today’s ceremony and thank you for honoring the service members who rest here in peace. I am deeply humbled to be standing with you this evening as we pay tribute to these brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom. I would like to thank the cemetery Superintendent, Melanie ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Degnan at Florence American Cemetery

On Monday, May 29, Chargé d’Affaires of the United States in Italy and San Marino Kelly C. Degnan, Italian for Defense Domenico Rossi, and Commander U.S. Army Europe Lieutenant General Ben Hodges delivered remarks at the Memorial Day ceremony which took place at the Florence American Military Cemetery. Together, they also laid wreaths at the ...
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A Day of Remembrance

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and our citizens' desire to honor our fallen heroes by decorating their graves with flowers, and later our flag. We continue that ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Phillips at the Memorial Day Commemoration

On Memorial Day around the world, and in towns and cities at home, Americans and their allies gather to stand silently at the final resting places of so many of our countrymen who heeded our nation’s call to arms. Just as we have come here this morning, thousands have gathered across Europe this weekend at ...
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